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EU Pig Prices: Brisk Market – Price Increase Failing to Appear

18 December 2015, at 12:00am

EU - The final sprint before Christmas has begun on the European pig slaughter market.

Christmas trade is running at full blast. Extensive quantities are reported on being sold on the meat markets. Yet, although the market is quite brisk, the prices remain on the level already achieved in most of the countries participating.

Thus, with its corrected €1.32, Denmark ranks first among the five EU member countries most significant in pig farming. Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands are also following the unchanged German quotation.

Great Britain alone corrected its quotation down to €1.55, nonetheless still exceeding the corrected price levels throughout Europe. In Spain as well, the pressure has not quite vanished yet. The quantities of pigs for slaughter on offer are as extensive not least due to the considerable increase of production throughout the country.

The business is very calm for pork in France currently. Demand from Eastern Europe is quite good. A lot of hope in France is put on actions in food retailing after the turn of years, right at the beginning of 2016.

Trend for the German market: The situation on the pig slaughter market can be described as exceptionally brisk. The marketers report on quantities too low for completely matching the slaughter companies’ demand. Yet, the meat processing industry vehemently opposes price increases.

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