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Whole Hog Brief Issue 292, May 2019
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 292, May 2019

Price: £495.00

The first page of the May 2019 issue presents the latest results from the Danish pig census. Page 2 reports on the global pig price cycle. Page 3 presents the EU pig price data for May 2019 and export trade data for the first three months of 2019. Page 4 presents the export sales data for the Canadians – they saw a big sales hike in March. On page 5 the USA’s exports are presented for March 2019. The YoY and YTD performance is negative for the major markets. On page 6 Australia’s trade data are presented – imports rise and exports fall (again). On page 7 we see the trend for Japanese demand for imported pork has stayed negative. Page 8 reports on a bounce back in South Korea’s pork imports in April 2019. Pages 9 and 10 report on the Chinese market and the weakness of Chinese official data for interpreting market developments - and on the inaugural meeting of an OIE experts group for ASF in Asia.

Page 11 presents the news in short with short reports on EU’s short term commodity outlook for 2018 and 2019, Cranswick’s latest results, China’s latest pork imports data, and slaughter and kill data for Mexico, Spain and Germany.
On the back page there is the price monitor for 18 countries and the chart of the week – the chart and 2019 forecast for China’s pork imports produced by the FAO in its most recent Food Outlook report, and the short view of pig prices in the USA, EU and China in the next four weeks.

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