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28 May 2020

The continued lack of significant rainfall in the UK has raised concerns for the quality of the quality of the planted crop.

28 May 2020

Finished pig prices continued to rise in the first quarter of 2020. However, an increase in feed and labour costs have eroded away some of the potential margin gains.

28 May 2020

Total pig meat imports into Germany were 7% lower than a year earlier in the first quarter (-20,000 tonnes).

27 May 2020

During the week ending 23 May, the EU-spec SPP rose again, up 0.17p on the week to average 164.51p/kg.

21 May 2020

In March, UK imports continued to track below previous year levels for most products. Meanwhile, overall exports recorded very marginal growth on the year.

21 May 2020

EU fresh/frozen pork exports were up again in March, with shipments to non-EU markets amounting to 268,500 tonnes (+7% year-on-year).

21 May 2020

Tariffs on domestic pigs and most pork products will remain equivalent to the existing tariffs implemented under the EU regime.

20 May 2020

GB finished pig prices went up marginally in the week ending 16 May.

19 May 2020

The latest figures published by Statistics Denmark show that overall pig numbers totalled 12.7 million head on 1 April 2020.

14 May 2020

An uplift in slaughter levels supported UK pig meat production in April.

14 May 2020

Despite some easing of lockdown measures within Europe over the past few weeks, the market for slaughter pigs has still become increasingly challenging.

14 May 2020

The US and Canada posted impressive export performances in the first quarter of the year, with increases in both volumes and prices.

13 May 2020

GB finsihed pig prices moved up in the week ending 9 May.

13 May 2020

We take a look at how COVID-19 has affected key input markets.

13 May 2020

GB pig feed production in Q1 2020 rose by 6% year-on-year to 498,800 tonnes.

6 May 2020

Japan's pork imports were down 2% year-on-year for the first three months of 2020.

6 May 2020

The EU-spec SPP rose marginally in the week ending 2 May, averaging 164.05p/kg.

5 May 2020

China customs has now released import figures for March 2020.

4 May 2020

Despite higher retail sales, overall demand for red meat is now lower than it was before the coronavirus lockdown.

4 May 2020

Average EU pig prices have now been falling since mid-March, reaching €178.66/100kg in the latest week ending 26 April.

1 May 2020

On 28 April, President Trump signed an executive order, ordering all meat-processing plants to stay open.

30 April 2020

In the face of a turbulent global environment, British pig prices have held firm so far this year. What might the rest of the year have in store?

30 April 2020

We take a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic is affect the key meat producting regions.

29 April 2020

The EU-spec SPP remained unchanged in the week ending 25 April, averaging 164.00p/kg.

29 April 2020

Grain prices came under pressure in April as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted demand, leading in an surplus of supplies.

29 April 2020

Since February, sow prices in the EU have shown some volatility across the main markets, following the pattern in the finished pig market.

27 April 2020

In the early months of 2020, fresh/frozen pork imports have been lower in South Korea.

22 April 2020

GB finished pig prices moved up in the week ending 18 April.

22 April 2020

The EU Commission has recently published the latest edition of its short-term outlook for agricultural markets.

22 April 2020

During March, soya meal markets recorded elevated levels of support in the face of coronavirus. Global demand for feed increased, while global availability fell. Countries that had first entered lock-downs experienced large-scale logistical disruptions. Recently, with global soya supply at a high, soya meal prices have since retraced back to pre-March levels. This has provided some respite for the UK livestock industry, which makes use of imports for protein feed sources.

21 April 2020

EU pork production was 2.16 million tonnes in January (including the UK), with 22.7 million pigs killed, according to data from Eurostat.

16 April 2020

UK pig production in March increased by 11% on the year, supported by higher slaughter.

15 April 2020

The EU-spec SPP paused in its upward path in the week ending 11 April, averaging 163.63p/kg, 0.26p lower than in the previous week.

15 April 2020

Brazilian pork exports continue their record run in Q1 2020.

15 April 2020

Global pork production in 2020 is expected to reach 94.3 million tonnes, 7% less than inn the previous year.

14 April 2020

The UK imported 21% less fresh/frozen pork in February compared with the same month in 2019. In contrast, the UK fresh/frozen pork export market recorded an 8% increase

8 April 2020

Finished pig prices continued to rise in the w/e 4 April, despite the market uncertainty.

8 April 2020

On April 3, US hog futures fell to their lowest level in over seventeen years amid COVID-19 concerns.

8 April 2020

China Customs has recently released combined import data for January and February 2020.

8 April 2020

The EU average pig reference price has now fallen for three consecutive weeks.

6 April 2020

Lockdown in March saw demand for meat, dairy and potatoes soar

6 April 2020

There will be 503 million more in-home meals eaten per week in this lockdown period.

2 April 2020

EU weaner prices have remained elevated in Q1 2020, but have eased in recent weeks

2 April 2020

As at 1 March, pig numbers in the US recorded a 4% increase compared to the previous year.

2 April 2020

The performance of the GB feeding herd was mixed in the 12 months to December 2019.

1 April 2020

The EU-spec SPP rose slightly in the week ending 28 March, by 0.24p to average 163.39p/kg.

31 March 2020

What do we know about the situation in some of the countries that export pork to the UK?

25 March 2020

The EU-spec SPP was steady in the week ending 21 March, losing 0.07p to average 163.15p/kg.

25 March 2020

EU pig meat exports remain elevated moving into 2020.

25 March 2020

According to Defra, UK pig numbers on the 1 December totalled 4.7 million head.

24 March 2020

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has dominated global markets over the past month, and it remains a fast changing situation.

24 March 2020

Using Defra and HMRC data, as well as AHDB’s own eating out review of 2019, it’s possible to approximate how supply and demand balance for each red meat in the UK.

24 March 2020

GB breeding productivity improved year-on-year in the 12-months ending Dec 2019.

19 March 2020

After two months of shut down, China has begun to cautiously relax measures brought in to control the spread of coronavirus. We explore what this could mean for the global meat markets.

18 March 2020

The SPP recorded another modest increase in the week ending 14 March.

18 March 2020

We have some early indications about how the disease is affecting the supply chain in Italy

18 March 2020

The EU-28 (including the UK) produced 1.98 million tonnes of pig meat in December, according to data from Eurostat.

17 March 2020

UK pig meat exports (including offal) were up on the year again in January, following 12 months of consecutive growth.

16 March 2020

UK pig meat production in February increased by 4%, supported by higher slaughter and heavier carcase weights.

11 March 2020

The SPP rose a little in the latest week ended 7 March, with the EU-spec price reaching 163.05p/kg.

11 March 2020

Defra has released its Farm Practices Survey, conducted in the autumn.

11 March 2020

In the four weeks ending 1 March 2020, EU pig prices made something of a comeback after several weeks of declines.

11 March 2020

The EU pig herd totalled 147.9 million head in December 2019.

10 March 2020

In 2019, Ireland exported 274,000 tonnes of pig meat (incl. offal), which was 4% less than the year before.

9 March 2020

Last year, pig meat supplies on the German market fell considerably as production declined and less product was imported.

5 March 2020

English pig numbers as at 1 December totalled 3.78 million head, 3% more than the previous year.

5 March 2020

Spanish pig meat exports in 2019 rose 14% year-on-year.

4 March 2020

The EU-spec SPP remained little changed again in the week ending 29 February, down only 0.06p on the week to average 162.67p/kg.

4 March 2020

Following a difficult third quarter, Canadian pork exports rebounded at the end of last year, as trade with China resumed.

4 March 2020

In the 12 weeks to 26 January, the latest Kantar data shows that spending on pig meat* at retail level increased slightly (+1%) compared to the period last year.

3 March 2020

The USDA has increased its 2020 US pork production forecast to around 13.1m tonnes.

26 February 2020

Here, we look at how our November production forecast compares with actual numbers over the past few months.

14 February 2020

Economic activity in China was much reduced for the New Year holiday, and then beyond as the government tried to limit the spread of coronavirus.

23 January 2020

Red meats have been struggling at retail in the past few weeks

15 January 2020

The EU Commission’s working group forecasts, produced last autumn, indicate that the average price for E-grade pigs will be over €200/100kg for most of this year.

23 December 2019

No-one can have escaped the headlines about consumer behaviour and views on meat and plant-based foods. The European Commission has investigated the impact that switching between animal protein and plant protein might have on the prices and production of each.

19 December 2019

The European Commission has produced two scenarios for China’s ASF recovery – one slower, and one faster.

12 December 2019

The European Commission has published its latest outlook for the EU agriculture sector.

6 December 2019

Demand for beef, lamb and pork has been falling so far this year in key EU consuming countries.

21 November 2019

The ban on Canadian pork exports to China has now been lifted after a four-month period.

25 September 2019

Here, we update our analysis on the potential effect of a No Deal Brexit on cull sow prices.

8 July 2019

Given that so many GB pig contracts reference the SPP, what causes it to move at all?

27 March 2019

Under the tariff regime proposed for a no-deal Brexit, while EU pork becomes more expensive to the UK importers, other global suppliers become more price competitive.

13 March 2019

The government has announced the proposed tariff regime that would apply under a no-deal Brexit.

8 March 2019

The EU has a number of Tariff Rate Quotas for pig meat, which allow imports to enter at a reduced tariff rate.