EU pork prices in balance
At present, the European market for slaughtering pigs proves to be quite
balanced. Supply tends to be slightly decreasing in the Netherlands, in France,
Spain and Germany, yet meeting good demand on the part of the slaughter
Subsequently, a majority of quotations shows that the
market has not yet gained momentum until this time of the year. This is widely
attributed to the still non satisfying meat business which until now prevents
the prices from recovering.
In Spain, however, a price increase was realised this week.
By quoting a corrected €1.41 per kg slaughter weight, the Spanish are facing no
more than a 15 Eurocents' distance between their price and the Central European
prices. In view, however, of the comparably large distance in prices, a slight
increase by 0.5 Eurocents only was possible with regard to the other countries'
Only if the meat markets get stimulated again throughout
Europe, higher prices will be realisable.
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