EU Pig Prices: Steady Prospects for Germany03 January 2014
EU - Over the last days of 2013, the European slaughter pig market appears to be quite calm.
While from some countries the quotations were not reported subsequently to the Christmas holidays, slaughter pigs prices are moving sideward on the whole in the countries giving their quotations.
In France alone the quotation went slightly down.
Pig-keepers in Germany and the Netherlands have realised slightly lower average prices in 2013 compared to the corrected quotations of the year before.
The Spanish quotation went up noticeably with its average annual price of 1.819 euros per kg slaughter weight.
This way, Spain continues to be the unchallenged no. 1 within ranking of the five major pig keeping EU member countries.
The corrected quotations in Denmark and France also were above average. At an average 1.655 euros in 2013, the Danish quotation was thus above Germany’s corrected 1.648 euros.
Trend for Germany: Although the Christmas holidays were dated quite unfavourably this time, slaughter companies were able to process live pigs smoothly. Marketers have stated that the market situation is quite well-balanced. The pressure of offers, which was feared to be exerted, did not arise. From today’s point of view, prices are expected to remain steady.
|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)