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.

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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.

To see the weekly price graphs, click here

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