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UK pig prices - week ended 27 August 2016

31 August 2016

The EU-spec SPP rose once again in week ended 27 August, up 1.29p to 137.30p/kg.

Percentage of British pork facings back slightly in July

31 August 2016

According to the latest Porkwatch data, the number of British pork facings in July 2016 was 1% back, to 82%, on the same period a year earlier, although it was 3% up, to 79%, on the last survey conducted in May 2016.

EU production levels back in May

31 August 2016

Provisional figures from the EU Commission show that EU pig meat production increased year-on-year in May, up 3% to 1,879 thousand tonnes.

August Pig Market Trends out now

30 August 2016

The August edition of Pig Market Trends (PMT) is published today.

Northern Irish pig herd records growth

30 August 2016

As at June 2016, the total pig herd in Northern Ireland increased by 4% on the previous year, to 595.1 thousand head.

EU pig price rise begins to slow

30 August 2016

The rise in EU pig prices began to slow going through July and August, with the reference price closing at €163.62/100kg for week ended 21 August.

Spanish pork exports increasing over the first six months of 2016

25 August 2016

In the first six months of 2016, exports of Spanish pork increased 29%, to 752 thousand tonnes.

Trade a key issue for post-Brexit pork sector

24 August 2016

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union will have far-reaching effects on the pork sector.

WTO rule Russian ban unlawful

24 August 2016

A WTO review panel have declared that the import ban on EU live pigs, fresh pork and other pig products imposed by Russia in early 2014 is against international trade rules.

UK pig prices - week ended 20 August 2016

24 August 2016

The EU-spec SPP continued to rise in week ended 20 August, up 1.01p to 136.01p/kg.

Pork retail sales largely static

22 August 2016

Retail pork sales remained largely static in the 12 weeks to 17 July, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

German exports growing in first six months of the year

22 August 2016

Exports of fresh/frozen pork from Germany grew slightly in the first six months of the year, up 4% to 886 thousand tonnes.

UK production grows in July

19 August 2016

At 891,200 head, UK clean pig slaughterings were up 6% year on year in July, once figures are adjusted for a change in methodology, according to latest figures from Defra.

Red meat hit by reduction in volume-driving deals

19 August 2016

The major multiples are moving away from multibuy and Y for £X promotions as they look to simplify their offering and focus more on an everyday low pricing strategy in order to compete with the Hard Discounters.

UK pig prices - week ended 13 August 2016

17 August 2016

In week ended 13 August, the EU-spec SPP rose once again to 135p/kg, a total increase of 1.02p on the week and the highest since mid-February 2015.

EU exports reach another new high

17 August 2016

The strong run of EU pork exports continued in June, reaching another new record of 236,800 tonnes.

Global prices starting to pick up

17 August 2016

Having reached their lowest point for many years earlier in 2016, global pork export prices have started to pick up more recently.

Producer share of retail price at 10-month high

15 August 2016

The sustained recovery of GB pig prices since the spring has come at a time when retail pork prices have been fairly stable. As a result, the share of the retail price received by producers has risen from a low point of 30% to reach 35% in July.

French exports grew in the first half of 2016

12 August 2016

According to the latest figures released from France Customs, French exports grew by 11% in the first half of 2016, to over 232 thousand tonnes.

Canadian exports show modest growth

12 August 2016

Canadian exports of fresh/frozen pork have recorded a slight increase over the first six months of 2016, by 10%, to 472,000 tonnes.

UK exports carry on rising in June

11 August 2016

UK exports continued to increase into June, with fresh/frozen pork volumes up 26%, to 18.4 thousand tonnes, on the year earlier.

UK pig prices - week ended 06 August

10 August 2016

The EU spec SPP continued to rise in week ended 06 August, up 2.59p to 133.98p/kg.

Danish breeding herd still shrinking

09 August 2016

Provisional figures from the 1 July pig census showed that the number of pigs fell at the start of Q3 2016 versus the same period a year earlier, by 3%, to 12.3 million head.

Agricultural policy models around the world

08 August 2016

Brexit has created the opportunity for the UK to create its own Agricultural Policy.

Pig feed production up in the first half of 2016

08 August 2016

Total GB compound pig feed production for the first half of 2016 totalled 916,000 tonnes, a slight increase (0.4%) on the same point in 2015, according to latest data released by Defra last week.

US exports largely stable over first six months

08 August 2016

US exports of fresh/frozen pork remained largely stable in the first half of 2016 on last year, at 784 thousand tonnes.

Interest rate cut to 0.25%

05 August 2016

The Bank of England has cut interest rates at the monthly meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), from 0.5% to 0.25%. This is the first change in interest rates since 2009.

EU sow prices recovering

04 August 2016

After a period of stability at the beginning of the year, the German, Dutch, French and Danish sow prices have all been increasing.

Spanish exports continuing to grow

03 August 2016

According to the latest census results, Spain now has the largest pig herd in Europe, and has had the biggest sow herd for a number a years.

UK pig prices - week ended 30 July 2016

03 August 2016

The EU spec SPP rose once again in week ended 30 July, up 1.11p to 131.39p/kg.

Economic update

01 August 2016

The UK economy has reacted to the uncertainty both in the run up to the UK referendum and subsequent to the vote to leave the EU.

Japanese pork imports increasing in H1 2016

01 August 2016

Japanese imports of fresh/frozen pork increased by just under 13%, to 429 thousand tonnes, in the first six months of the year.