Ukraine Pork Production Up in May; Spanish Meat Consumption Recovers

by 5m Editor
28 June 2012, at 8:04am

GLOBAL - According to Ukraine's National Statistics Committee, production of fresh and chilled pork rose 3.5 per cent in May 2012 compared to the previous month. Meanwhile in Spain, between January to March 2012, meat consumption rose by 2.3 per cent.

In a span of six months, Danish Crown has lowered prices by €6.3 million through transference of work methods from one factory to another in the pork division. The efficiency measures are part of a large-scale streamlining plan, according to BPEX's Export Bulletin for week 25.

France appears to be currently witnessing little movement in the "spot" market. While some of the regions have sufficient supply to meet demands, others are having difficulty meeting requirements. Pig meat sales are down as a result of the unsettled weather, which continues to affect consumer confidence.

Meanwhile in Brazil, due to the poor report following veterinary inspection at the end of 2011, Brazilian exporters are thinking of giving up on exports to the EU.

China's fourteen government departments will collaborate in the drafting of new safety standards for a range of food, meat included. These standards are expected to be applicable by 2015 and will not mitigate consumers’ concerns in the meantime.

Thai company and leader in meat production in Southeast Asia, Charoen Pokhand Foodshas announced an investment of 320 million in three new pig farms for a total of 25,453 sows in central Luzon, Philippines.

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