Increase in Supply of Slaughter Pigs02 September 2013
BRAZIL - The supply of slaughter pigs last week (week ending 30 August) showed a slight increase in comparison to the previous week, causing an upward movement of live pigs, according to the Brazilian Center of Advanced Studies on Applied Economics (CEPEA).
According to CEPEA, this scenario is present in most regions of the country. However, prices are still rising in the Southern regions, owing to high exports.
Between 22 and 29 August, wholesale pig meat prices in São Paulo lost their pace and in a period of seven days, the average value of of pig meat fell 0.3 per cent, down from an earlier high of 1.2 per cent the previous week.
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