GB deadweight pig prices (EU spec)
The APP (All Pig Price) is the GB average deadweight pig price achieved by producers each week. The SPP (Standard Pig Price) is the average price for GB standard pigs, those that have not received a premium for the production system, feed regime or breed. The prices are collected from voluntary surveys. These prices are for carcases dressed to EU specification.
In the week ending 1 May, the GB EU-spec SPP jumped by 2.34p on the week to average 147.44p/kg. This is the largest week-on-week growth recorded since August 2016, and puts the measure 16.61p behind the price recorded for the same week in 2020.
Estimated clean pig slaughter at GB abattoirs totalled 177,700 head for the week, up 0.4% from the week before and up 2% on the same week a year ago.
Average carcase weights stood at 87.26kg, 130g heavier on the week before. This is the first week-on-week rise in carcase weights since mid-February. Average weights are now 2.10kg heavier year-on-year.
In the week ending 24 April, the GB EU-spec APP rose by 0.81p to average 148.68p/kg. This narrowed the gap between the SPP and APP for that week to 3.58p/kg.
In February 2020 the weight bands we publish were amended. This report below provides some historical figures for comparison purposes. Data by weight band is published on a weekly basis in our SPP full report. Please note there are minimum thresholds for publication to ensure our prices are as robust as possible and comply with competition law guidance. There is a requirement for there to be at least five companies contributing to each price point in the SPP and APP with no company accounting for more than 50% or 60% respectively. On occasions therefore a full breakdown of weekly prices and throughputs by weight band and prices by lean meat % may not be available.
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