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Producer share of retail price falls again in December

15 January 2018

The producer share of the retail pork price fell slightly during December to 40.4%, a decline of just over half a percentage point compared with the previous month. It is now at the level it was last December.

Pig prices soften slightly

10 January 2018

The EU-spec SPP declined slightly (0.13p) during the week ending 6 January, standing at 149.65p/kg. The series now stands 1.59p below and 30.56p above the equivalent weeks of 2017 and 2016 respectively.

Can brands challenge the dominance of private label in meat retail?

10 January 2018

At a total meat, fish and poultry (MFP) level, brands account for 16% of volume sales. While this share has not changed much over the past 10 years, this year there has been a decline in branded MFP of around 3% year-on-year.

Another positive performance for pork sales

10 January 2018

Pork was one of the only primary meat categories to record year-on-year growth in sales volumes during the 12 weeks to 3 December.

Challenges ahead for Brazilian pork industry

10 January 2018

Over the past 10 years or so, Brazil has increased its pork production from around 3 million tonnes per annum (cwe) to over 3.75 million tonnes in 2017. The lion’s share of production is consumed domestically, and up until 2015 around 400-500 thousand tonnes of fresh/frozen pork was exported annually. This increased to 629 thousand tonnes in 2016 and was 593 thousand tonnes in 2017.

Are pork shipments to the UK still rising?

09 January 2018

National trade data from the UK’s top seven suppliers of fresh/frozen pork suggest shipments to the UK were 2% higher year on year during the first three quarters of 2017. Growth was present throughout the year, with volumes during Q3 just over 1% up on 2016.

Record margins in Q3

09 January 2018

The latest AHDB estimates suggest producer net margins reached 27p/kg in Q3 2017, the highest since records began in 2009. Rising pig prices and lower production costs combined to create the increase.

GB pig price decline continues

03 January 2018

The EU-spec SPP decreased modestly once again in the week ended 30 December, following a decline in the week prior. The series fell 0.62p/kg on the week to 149.78p/kg, which was 2.12p lower than the equivalent week of 2016.

Latest Horizon report focuses on improving UK productivity

03 January 2018

The latest AHDB Horizon report- Driving Productivity Growth Together, calls for the industry and government to work together to put productivity growth back on track.

UK pig herd confirmed up 2% in June

03 January 2018

The final results of Defra’s June Survey, published in December, confirm that as at 1 June the UK pig herd stood at 4.97 million head, up 2% on the year.

What’s behind 2017’s turnaround in food prices?

03 January 2018

In the midst of the recession that followed the 2008 banking crisis, many shoppers welcomed the disrupting influence of Hard Discounter supermarkets.

German pig numbers pick up

03 January 2018

Provisional figures from the November pig census indicate that the number of pigs in Germany has started to pick up. At 27.5 million head, the total pig herd as at 3 November was almost 1% higher compared to both May 2017 and year earlier levels.

Continued growth in the US pig herd

03 January 2018

As at 1 December, the US pig herd stood at 73.2 million head, according to the latest quarterly report from the USDA. This figure is 2% up on December 2016. The country has been enjoying good and growing domestic demand after years of decline.

EU medium-term outlook published

02 January 2018

The latest medium-term outlook has now been published by the EU, looking forwards to 2030.

January UK Pig Meat Market Update Out Now

02 January 2018

The January edition of the UK Pig Meat Market Update is now available

Feed market update – November 2017

02 January 2018

Grain markets remained flat during December 2017.