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May Pig Market Trends out now

31 May 2016

The May edition of Pig Market Trends (PMT) was published on Tuesday. 

More pork sold but at lower prices

31 May 2016

Expenditure on retail pork purchases was down 7% year on year in the 12 weeks ending 12 April, according to Kantar Worldpanel. This was driven by retail prices falling by 9% but there was a 2% increase in the amount bought.

Cost of production falls but lower prices result in negative margins

31 May 2016

The cost of pig production in GB fell by 6p/kg in the first quarter of 2016, to an estimated 129p/kg.

Polish pig numbers continue to fall

31 May 2016

According to the latest pig census from Poland, as at 1 March, total pig numbers continued to decline.

FAO predicts lower prices over the next decade in real terms

27 May 2016

With the FAO Global Outlook being published this month, it is timely to review the economic environment for agriculture for the years ahead.

German trade modestly down in first quarter

27 May 2016

Exports of fresh/frozen pork from Germany fell slightly in the first quarter of 2016, down 6% to 419.3 thousand tonnes, when compared with the same period a year earlier.

Feed Market Update – May 2016

27 May 2016

Over the month to 24 May, UK feed wheat futures (Nov-16) fell just under £2/t, with a slight rally occurring in the middle of May.

UK pig prices - week ended 21 May 2016

25 May 2016

The recent recovery in GB pig prices continued in week ended 21 May, with a rise in the EU-spec SPP of 0.67p to 116.27p/kg.

Focus on Latin America

25 May 2016

Latin American countries have been increasing their pork production over recent years, with certain countries now becoming major players in the global market.

EU economic overview and forecast

24 May 2016

With the EU Spring Economic Forecast having been published this month, it is timely to review the economic environment for agriculture and the economic forecast it delivers for the months ahead.

 

Strong exports support EU market

24 May 2016

EU exports of all pig meat products were up by more than a quarter in the first three months of 2016, compared with a year earlier, according to latest figures from the EU Commission.

EU production growth slowing in February

23 May 2016

Provisional figures from the EU Commission show that EU pig meat production increased year-on-year in February – up 6% to 1.95 million tonnes. There was one extra working day this year, due to the leap year, so if working day production was compared like for like, this was equivalent to a rise in production of just 1%.

Irish exports experience strong growth in Q1

20 May 2016

Exports of fresh and frozen pork from Ireland recorded strong growth in the first quarter of 2016, when compared with the same period a year earlier.

Pig supplies remain plentiful in April

19 May 2016

At 893,800 head, pig slaughterings in April remained well above their level in the same month last year, according to latest figures from Defra.

UK pig prices - week ended 14 May 2016

18 May 2016

The GB pig price continued to recover in week ending 14 May, with the EU-spec SPP up 0.9p on the week, to 115.60p/kg.

Russian pork imports grow

18 May 2016

Russian fresh/frozen pork imports grew significantly in Q1 2016 versus the same period a year earlier, up 59% to 50.2 thousand tonnes.

Pork a winner at Easter

17 May 2016

This year, total red meat sales in the four weeks running up to Easter were worth £310m – down 4% year-on-year, according to analysis by Kantar Worldpanel. The proteins that performed well over the Easter period were fish, pork and chicken, while beef sales were similar to last year. 

New publications full of valuable data

17 May 2016

Two new publications from AHDB Pork, both out last week, provide a valuable source of information about the pig industry.

French exports increase slightly in Q1

13 May 2016

According to the latest figures released via French Customs, pork exports from France increased by 5% to 115.4 thousand tonnes in Q1 2016, when compared with the same period a year earlier.

Producer share of retail price still low

13 May 2016

Although it increased slightly in April, producers’ share of the retail pork price remains historically low, at 31%.

2016 Pork Yearbook – a wealth of information

13 May 2016

The 2016 AHDB Pork Yearbook contains a wealth of information including details of the AHDB Pork Board’s 5-point plan to help the pig industry during these challenging times.

UK exports show strong growth in March

12 May 2016

UK exports of fresh/frozen pork grew significantly once again in March, to 19.4 thousand tonnes. This was a 22% increase on the same period a year earlier and compounded the strong start exports have recorded this year to date.

UK pig prices - week ended 7 May 2016

11 May 2016

The recent recovery in pig prices showed signs of accelerating in week ended 7 May, with the EU-spec SPP rising by nearly a penny to 114.70p/kg.

Canadian export performance boosted by China

11 May 2016

Canadian trade with China has shown strong growth in the first quarter of 2016 and, similar to the United States, more than quadrupled to become its second largest market, with a 22% share.

Lower sow feed production hints at falling herd

11 May 2016

Latest figures from Defra show that 1% more compound pig feed was produced in the first quarter of 2016 than a year earlier. However, within this total, there was a 5% reduction in breeding pig feed.

Rising supplies of other meats provide competition for pork

11 May 2016

As reported last week, latest AHDB Beef & Lamb forecasts suggest there will be more beef and sheep meat on the UK market this year. With an expectation that poultry supplies will also be higher, the meat market looks set to remain competitive.

Danish breeding herd continues to contract

10 May 2016

Provisional figures from the 1 April pig census showed that the number of pigs in Denmark fell slightly in Q1 2016 versus the same period a year earlier.

Pocketbook and Yearbook published

10 May 2016

This week’s Pig & Poultry Fair saw the launch of two annual publications, which between them provide a wide range of information about the pork market.

EU market remains stable

09 May 2016

EU pig prices have fluctuated between €125 and €130 per 100kg for most of this year and this remained the case in April.

US exports increase in the first quarter

09 May 2016

US exports of fresh and frozen pork increased in the first quarter of 2016, up 5% to 372 thousand tonnes.

UK pig prices - week ended 30 April 2016

04 May 2016

The EU-spec SPP increased for the fourth consecutive week, in week ending 30 April 2016, by 0.30p to 113.79p/kg.

EU sow prices remain stable

03 May 2016

The stability recorded in the German and Dutch sow prices at the beginning of the year has stayed true through to the end of April, albeit at low M1 sow price averages of around €0.95/kg and €0.83/kg respectively.

Japanese pork imports rising

03 May 2016

Although much of the world’s attention has been on China, it was not the only Asian market taking more pork in early 2016. Japan too increased its intake in the first three months of the year by over 20%, compared with the same period last year.

AHDB Pork MI at the Pig Fair

03 May 2016

Members of AHDB’s Market Intelligence team will be at the Pig & Poultry Fair next week.

Beef and sheep meat production forecast higher

03 May 2016

Following publication of latest AHDB forecasts for pig meat supplies last week, updated forecasts for beef and sheep meat have also been released.

AHDB Activity Review

03 May 2016