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Price Trends

23 Mar 2020

EU Reference Price (p/kg dwt)

172.19 (0.96p/kg)

21 Mar 2020

Est GB clean pig Slaughterings (000 head)

185.14 (13.77%)

21 Mar 2020

Est GB weekly sow slaughterings (000 head)

4.72 (-0.43%)

2. EU Reference Price

If the table below is not updating for you please see Excel file under the table for the latest data.

1. Pig prices stable amid market uncertainty

The EU-spec SPP was steady in the week ending 21 March, losing 0.07p to average 163.15p/kg. To say demand in the UK has been unsettled would be an understatement. Responses put in place to battle the coronavirus have led eating out volumes to drop dramatically, while retail purchases have risen sharply.

2. EU pork exports remain strong

EU pig meat exports remain elevated moving into 2020, as more product continues to be sent to China.

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