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January UK Pig Meat Market Update out now

22 December 2016

The latest edition of our UK pig meat market update is out now.

Feed Market Update - December 2016

22 December 2016

Read our commentary on latest developments in the global cereals and oilseed markets.

UK pig prices - week ended 17 December 2016

21 December 2016

The EU-spec SPP has seen a further rise in the week ended 17 December. However, the rise has been more modest than seen in previous weeks, increasing by just 0.16p/kg on the week to 151.82p/kg.

EU pork exports stagnate in October

21 December 2016

EU fresh/frozen pork exports showed only marginal year-on-year growth during October, increasing by just over half a percent to stand at a shade under 180,000 tonnes. Nonetheless, higher pig prices in 2016 translated into increased unit prices, resulting in the overall value of pork exports during October climbing 11% on the year to reach €457 million.

Volatility features on AHDB blog

20 December 2016

In the run up to Christmas, AHDB is publishing a series of blogs about the work of the AHDB Volatility Forum and its links to the EU’s Agricultural Markets Task Force.

Comparing APP and SPP

20 December 2016

As would be expected, of AHDB’s two weekly pig prices, the APP, which includes ‘premium pigs’ is higher than the SPP. However, the gap between the two has fluctuated.

EU pig prices rise in build up to Christmas

19 December 2016

The declines seen in the EU average pig price since September came to an end in the past four weeks, with prices rising by just over €4 to reach €155.12/100kg in the week ended 11 December.

UK pig herd confirmed up 3% in June

19 December 2016

As at the 1 June, the UK pig herd stood at 4.87 million head, up 3% on the year, according to the final results of Defra’s June Survey published last week.

Tight UK supplies continue

16 December 2016

UK clean pig slaughterings remained well below last year’s level in November, according to the latest figures from Defra.

UK pig prices - week ended 10 December 2016

14 December 2016

The EU-spec SPP continued to rise in the week ended 10 December, moving up by 0.27p on the week to reach 151.66p/kg.

UK exports bringing home the bacon, despite tight supplies

14 December 2016

The value of UK pork exports was up on the year yet again during October, climbing by 13% to reach £21.4 million.

Producers’ share of pork retail price reaches 28-month high

14 December 2016

The producer share of retail pork prices increased once again in November, by 1 percentage point on the month, to 40%.

New Inputs dashboard published

13 December 2016

AHDB has just published a new ‘Inputs dashboard’, which pulls together key information relating to input costs, including fertiliser, fuel, feed and hay/straw prices, as well as the imputed value of nutrients in organic material.

Some relief for pig meat sales but not for pork

13 December 2016

The amounts of bacon and sausages purchased from retailers in the 12 weeks to 6 November were higher than a year before but pork sales were still depressed. These were among the results of the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

China - the gift that keeps on giving?

13 December 2016

In the past 18 months, China has become an increasingly important destination for global pig meat exports.

Pork losing out in rise of international cuisines

09 December 2016

Global travel and population diversification has influenced the types of foods British consumers eat. It’s a long-term trend that continues to affect our industries. With more and more choice, consumers need inspiration to keep industry products relevant.

Cautious growth in EU production during September

09 December 2016

Latest figures from Eurostat suggest a modest 0.5% rise in EU pig slaughterings during September relative to the month last year, reaching 21.6 million head.

UK pig prices - week ended 3 December 2016

07 December 2016

A further rise of 0.65p was seen in the EU-spec SPP for week ended 3 December, which reached 151.39p/kg.

EU pork market set to become more reliant on exports

07 December 2016

EU pig meat production is expected to show only marginal growth in the coming decade, according to the latest EU Commission Medium-term Outlook report.

Danish pork sector feeling the effects of low prices

07 December 2016

As the UK’s leading supplier of imported pig meat, developments in Denmark are always of interest to the domestic industry. 

Spanish exports continue to grow in Q3

06 December 2016

For the first nine months of 2016, Spanish export volumes of fresh/frozen pork products were up 24% on the previous year, at 1.1 million tonnes. Growth was biased towards the second quarter, though shipments were still up 16% on the year during the July-September period.

The impact of Brexit on protected food names

06 December 2016

The latest in AHDB’s series of Horizon reports considers the impact that Brexit may have on the industry in terms of products of Geographical Indication (GI).

EU weaner prices hold firm during autumn

06 December 2016

Latest data from the EU Commission reports the EU average weaner price for week ended 27 November as €44.57/head. This is actually the highest figure for the year to date, a distinct contrast to previous years when prices have declined from a peak in April. As such, the price is substantially above both the equivalent 2015 and 2014 level, by around €11 and €8 respectively.

Global export prices pick up but volumes fall

02 December 2016

Average global pork prices continued to edge up in the third quarter of this year, based on analysis of export prices from the four major global exporters.

December UK Pig Meat Market Update out now

01 December 2016

The latest edition of our UK pig meat market update is out now.