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 18 September, the EU-spec SPP decreased by 2.06p on the week before to average 154.31p/kg. This puts the measure 5.49p behind the price for the same week a year ago, but still 1.78p above the five-year average.

Slaughter at GB abattoirs was estimated to be 173,200 head during the week, 4.3% lower than the week before but 6% above the same week a year ago.

Carcase weights were 800g heavier than the week before, averaging 89.7kg. This puts average weights 3.4kg heavier than the same week a year ago.

In the week ending 11 September, the EU-spec APP fell by 1.07p from the week before, averaging 161.66p/kg. This puts the measure 2.69p lower than the same week a year ago, but 5.9p above the five-year average. The gap between the APP and SPP narrowed to 5.29p.

Please note that the prices shown in the tables on this web page may occasionally differ from the official SPP and APP prices contained within the PDF reports. This is due to rounding and we are working to align the systems. The  SPP and APP PDF reports can be downloaded using the links above on this page and contain additional price by weight band information to help provide more insight. If you have any questions please contact us at dead.weight@ahdb.org.uk

In April 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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