EU Pig Prices: Markets Plateau

EU - No surprises are in store for the European pig market this week. Prices remain unchanged and only the Spanish trade hold out some optimism.
calendar icon 5 February 2008
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The EU slaughter pig market is urgently waiting for some fresh incentive, but with the quotations remaining unchanged for weeks now, producers across the continent are depressed by the on-going recession.

Hopes were raised by the EU decision to ban beef imports from from Brazil - due to Foot and Mouth. However these hopes have been diminished as oversupply of pork and a fall in demand has forced little change to the plateaued market.

Trend: Demand might be revived at the beginning of the month and give necessary stimulus to the meat business.

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