GB pig prices for week ending May 19, 2018 – another price increase

AHDB Pork’s weekly pig prices, slaughter data and commentary for Great Britain.

For the week ending May 19, the EU-spec SPP gained 0.73p week-on-week, to 147.94p/kg. The measure currently stands 11.27p below the same week last year.

Estimated slaughterings for the week totalled 173,000 head, an increase of 1% on the revised estimated slaughterings in the prior week. Compared to throughputs in the same week last year, this week stood 3% higher. Average carcass weights rose by just under 300g on-the-week, to 83.38kg. Reports suggest that supply is tight, especially following the recent ‘BBQ weather’ which somewhat cleared out stocks.

The EU-spec APP recorded an increase of 0.48p week-on-week in the week ended May 12. Standing at 150.12p/kg, the measure is almost 12p below year earlier levels. The gap between the APP and SPP narrowed slightly to 2.91p.


The 30kg weaner price in the week ending May 19 redressed the sharp decline in the previous week by re-gaining the lost ground (+£5.81), to £53.31 per head. Meanwhile, 7kg weaner price fell by 58p on-the-week to £37.06 per head.

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