Pork at a glance

March 2023

This webpage provides a snapshot of key information relating to the pork market.

A summary of the pork market in 2022 

  • The 2022 average annual deadweight GB SPP rose 19.69% on the previous year to reach 177.52p/kg      
  • The 2022 average annual GB deadweight APP rose 19.45% in 2022 on 2021 to reach 182.84p/kg              
  • The average EU deadweight grade E pig price for 2022 was up 27.9% compared to the previous year to reach 157.24p/kg. The global export prices, based upon the EU, Brazil, Canada and the USA, were up 9.6% to reach 225.41p/kg
  • GB retail sales of primary and processed pork in 2022 stood at £0.76bn and £3.71bn, respectively
  • UK total pig slaughterings fell from 11.3 million in 2021 to 11.2 million in 2022                                                               
  • UK self-sufficiency for pork in 2022 fell back to 62.5% from 64.5% in 2021                                                       
  • UK pig meat and related offal exports in 2022 stood at 227 Kt and 146 Kt, respectively
  • The EU still forms the dominant export market for UK pig meat, with 56% of shipments being sent there in 2022. Offal exports are dominated by non-EU markets accounting for 72% of shipments

 Pork market in 2022: the infographics

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This dataset was produced by our Data and Analysis team. To find out more about the team, please visit the Data and Analysis team page.

If you need any further help, please email Martin, Ian, Esther or Dorian at econ@ahdb.org.uk

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