GB deadweight pig prices (EU spec)

Updated weekly

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 16 January, the EU-Spec SPP fell by 1.69p to average 143.05p/kg. The measure is now nearly 20p lower than a year ago. Although GB prices are among the highest in Europe, they continue to be weighed down by an oversupply of pork, and lower pig prices on the continent.

Pigs continue to be rolled from week to week, and carcase weights broke records again, increasing 270g on last week to 90.69kg. The average probe measurement was 11.5mm. Estimated slaughter in the week ending 16 January was 187,400 head, 1.5% higher than the same week last year and 3,000 head more than the previous week.

In the week ending 9 January, the EU-spec APP fell by 1.90p on the previous week to 149.23p/kg. The difference between the APP and the SPP widened to 4.49p.

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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