Income European pig producers up 4.5%
On average, in 2006 EU pig producers earned 4.5% more for their finisher pigs
than in 2005. The average pig price in 2006 was €1.419 per kilogramme
These figures appear in the European pig prices research carried out by the
German pig producers' organisation (ISN). Every week the ISN collects and
corrects national figures of thirteen EU member states to create prices per
kilogramme slaughterweight of a standard pig.
In 2005 the average
European price was €1.358, in 2004 €1.322.
Italy topping the list
Pig producers in
Italy had nothing to complain, as their prices turned out the highest (€1.517).
Italy saw the strongest growth in pig prices as well, a 12.8% growth compared to
Despite a spectacular growth of 7.9%, last year's
number one, Spain, dropped to the runner up position, ending up with an average
price of €1.514. Great Britain ended third (€1.502, plus 1.4%), Germany fourth
(€1.453, plus 4.8%).
Poland: price drop
Poland, prices were lowest (€1.275); Poland was the only country in which prices
actually dropped, altogether by 2.7%. Partly this is due to the fact that
exports to both Ukraine and Russia were banned.
Danish pig prices, in 2004 almost the lowest,
grew more than average, by 5.3%. Still, the country ended 11th with an average
price of €1.341.
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