EU Pig Prices: Price Increase All Over Europe24 July 2013
EU - In almost all European countries, pig prices once again went through a considerable increase this week.
The demand for meat is fuelled by the nice weather. As a result of these high temperatures, the growth of pigs is slower.
Slaughter pigs appear to be available in many regions all over Europe to cover demands by slaughter companies.
With its 6-cents’ plus, Germany sets the standard for the other countries for the second consecutive week. The Netherlands and Belgium follow, each with a 6-cents’ per kg increase.
Prices went up by 5 cents in Austria. In France, the trend continues to be positive, with the price going up by a good 5 cents. The quantities on offer are expected to remain scarce as a result of lower slaughter weights.
The corrected Spanish price vaulted the limit of 1.90 euros per kg slaughter weight for the first time this year. According to reports, the Spanish meat business is also going well so as to make the scarce quantities on offer cause prices to increase.
Trend for the German market: Currently, the meat dealers are facing a higher-than-average demand as a result of the summer weather. This is not even slowed down by the holiday season. The quantities on offer are expected to continue to remain substandard. Thus, prices are expected to remain steady at least in the weeks to come.
|Prices in Euros (€)|
1corrected quotation: The official Quotations of the different countries are corrected, so that each quotation has the same base (conditions).
base: 56 per cent lean meat; farm-gate-price; 79 per cent killing out percentage, without value-added-tax (VAT)