Pig prices for the week ending April 18, 2015

BPEX weekly pig prices, slaughter data and commentary for Great Britain.

Following falls in the price of finished pigs throughout 2015, in the week ending April 18 the EU-spec GP SPP increased by 0.14p to 132.33p/kg. Despite this increase, the difference compared to the same week in 2014 remains almost 31p.

Prices have risen despite estimated slaughterings being 170,900 head, up 7% on the previous year and 6% on the previous week. However, both of these comparison weeks were affected by Easter closures, so supplies would have been expected to have been higher.

Carcase weights were broadly level with the previous week at 82.4kg and were up by more than 1.5kg compared to the same week in 2014 as ongoing low feed costs encourage producers to finish pigs at higher weights. The average probe measurement continued to decline, falling to 11.1mm showing that, despite the increased weights, producers are still managing to get their pigs in specification.

The EU-spec GB APP continued to fall in the week ended April 11, dropping by a little more than a third of a penny to 135.75p/kg. This is 29p lower than the same week in 2014. This has further reduced the difference between the APP and the SPP to 3.56p/kg.

2015 PIG PRICES
Date GB APP GB SPP DAPP EU Ref Clean kill Av carcase
April 18
TBA 132.33p/kg - TBA 170,900 82.40kg
April 11
135.75p/kg 132.19p/kg - 103.45p/kg 161,300 82.41kg
April 4
136.10p/kg 132.42p/kg - 103.15p/kg 157,900 81.92kg
March 28
136.81p/kg 132.57p/kg -

103.22p/kg

175,211 82.40kg
March 21
136.49p/kg 132.64p/kg - 100.91p/kg 172,508 82.53kg
March 14
136.60p/kg 132.65p/kg - 100.21p/kg 167,720 82.66kg
March 7
136.25p/kg 132.73p/kg - 103.53p/kg 168,081 82.72kg
February 28
136.89p/kg 133.21p/kg - 104.63p/kg 167,837 82.70kg
February 21
137.69p/kg 133.95p/kg - 102.89p/kg 167,133 83.11kg
February 14
138.94p/kg 135.06p/kg - 100.17p/kg 172,583 82.81kg
February 7
141.36p/kg 137.72p/kg - 99.44p/kg 176,578 82.80kg
January 31
144.33p/kg 139.06p/kg - 97.43p/kg 164,643 82.90kg
January 24
143.27p/kg 139.90p/kg - 98.18p/kg 167,606 82.99kg
January 17
144.06p/kg 140.80p/kg - 100.92p/kg 167,756 83.20kg
January 10
144.50p/kg 141.70p/kg - 102.62p/kg 176,171 83.20kg
January 3
145.44p/kg 142.44p/kg - 104.05p/kg 124,282 82.69kg
December 27
146.97p/kg 143.93p/kg - 104.82p/kg 91,536 81.15kg
December 20
147.45p/kg 143.50p/kg - 106.13p/kg 202,526 80.47kg
December 13
147.54p/kg 143.84p/kg - 106.67p/kg 200,939 81.21kg
December 6
148.21p/kg 144.65p/kg - 108.48p/kg 191,122 81.78kg
November 29
149.20p/kg 145.53p/kg - 110.83p/kg 187,344 81.98kg
November 22
149.78p/kg 146.14p/kg - 112.17p/kg 184,699 82.25kg
November 15
150.61p/kg 146.89p/kg - 111.28p/kg 182,975 82.64kg
November 8
151.92p/kg 148.07p/kg - 110.77p/kg 179,720 82.70kg
November 1
153.76p/kg 149.76p/kg - 111.55p/kg 176,579 82.64kg
October 25
154.83p/kg 151.09p/kg - 112.45p/kg 169,335 82.89kg
October 18
156.10p/kg 152.35p/kg - 113.30p/kg 162,115 82.22kg
October 11
157.55p/kg 153.98p/kg - 113.10p/kg 164,327 82.04kg
October 4
158.44p/kg 155.62p/kg - 115.49p/kg 175,561 82.05kg
September 27
158.14p/kg 155.21p/kg 155.10p/kg 119.24p/kg 172,711 81.16kg
September 20
158.73p/kg 156.12p/kg 156.25p/kg 125.37p/kg 178,553 80.83kg
September 13
158.82p/kg 156.07p/kg 156.34p/kg 129.64p/kg 174,726 80.48kg
September 6
159.29p/kg 156.91p/kg 157.06p/kg 130.11p/kg 169,396 80.55kg
August 30
159.66p/kg 157.17p/kg 157.47p/kg 130.58p/kg 153,352 79.90kg
August 23
160.20p/kg 157.86p/kg 158.06p/kg 131.78p/kg 169,852 79.52kg
August 16
160.73p/kg 158.27p/kg 158.35p/kg 131.97p/kg 165,451 79.10kg
August 9
161.83p/kg 159.18p/kg 159.28p/kg 130.05p/kg 166,974 79.12kg
August 2
162.14p/kg 159.64p/kg 159.56p/kg 130.42p/kg 168,951 79.07kg
July 26
162.96p/kg 160.94p/kg 160.93p/kg 131.55p/kg 167,556 79.12kg
July 19
163.87p/kg 161.48p/kg 161.68p/kg 133.49p/kg 165,202 79.04kg
July 12
164.87p/kg 162.55p/kg 162.62p/kg 138.78p/kg 159,946 78.63kg
July 5
164.60p/kg 162.86p/kg 162.87p/kg 139.70p/kg 159,808 78.89kg
June 28
165.06p/kg 163.57p/kg 163.87p/kg 139.48p/kg 160,421 79.03kg
June 21
165.17p/kg 163.44p/kg 163.71p/kg 136.63p/kg 169,428 79.11kg
June 14
165.80p/kg 164.02p/kg 164.15p/kg 136.78p/kg 161,100 79.45kg
June 7
166.02p/kg 164.17p/kg 164.53p/kg 136.24p/kg 156,630 79.13kg
May 31
166.29p/kg 164.22p/kg 164.50p/kg 135.21p/kg 136,204 79.79kg
May 24
165.99p/kg 164.04p/kg 164.29p/kg 132.79p/kg 151,983 79.82kg
May 17
166.38p/kg 163.92p/kg 164.23p/kg 133.09p/kg 149,318 79.91kg
May 10
165.82p/kg 163.75p/kg 164.01p/kg 134.09p/kg 147,747 80.02kg
May 3
165.77p/kg 163.74p/kg 163.90p/kg 134.10p/kg 157,424 80.09kg
April 26
165.57p/kg 163.21p/kg 163.42p/kg 133.25p/kg 154,706 80.03kg
April 19
164.89p/kg 163.28p/kg 163.71p/kg 134.09p/kg 159,650 79.88kg
April 12
165.07p/kg 163.17p/kg 163.28p/kg 133.45p/kg 160,699 80.31kg
April 5
164.94p/kg 162.93p/kg 163.07p/kg 131.82p/kg 158,803 80.35kg
March 29
- - 162.84p/kg 131.57p/kg 160,620 80.56kg
March 22
- - 162.86p/kg 132.80p/kg 164,052 80.65kg
March 15
- - 162.58p/kg 128.34p/kg 163,366 80.68kg
March 8
- - 162.88p/kg 124.92p/kg 167,402 80.80kg
March 1
- - 163.08p/kg 125.01p/kg 165,154 80.56kg
February 22
- - 163.96p/kg 126.45p/kg 164,397 80.63kg
February 15
- - 164.44p/kg 129.31p/kg 161,984 80.51kg
February 8
- - 165.20p/kg 132.34p/kg 166,644 80.45kg
February 1
- - 165.90p/kg 133.20p/kg 173,108 80.57kg
January 25
- - 167.89p/kg 132.79p/kg 163,927 80.41kg
January 18
- - 167.29p/kg 132.46p/kg 171,623 80.93kg
January 11
- - 168.99p/kg 132.08p/kg 166,422 80.89kg
January 4
- - 168.89p/kg 136.50p/kg 108,419 81.06kg
December 26
- - 169.93p/kg 139.06p/kg 88,538 79.37kg
December 19
- - 171.41p/kg 141.49p/kg 181,266 78.75kg
December 12
- - 171.32p/kg 143.54p/kg 192,472 79.04kg

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