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Whole Hog Brief Issue 272, September 2017
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 272, September 2017

Price: £75.00

The first page of the September 2017 issue presents a review of the latest USDA hogs and pigs report. Charts from the latest EU pig management committee are presented on page 2 and describe the changes in actual and expected pig kill numbers and pigmeat production YTD June 2017. The global pig price cycle is discussed on page 3 and it suggests that itís all downside risk for the rest of the year. EU pig price data for August 2017 and export trade data for the first seven months of 2017 are examined on page 4 with the changes in prices and exports described there. Page 5 presents the export numbers for Canada Ė they have slipped back in July. On page 6 the USAís exports have shown a year on year fall for the first time this year. On page 7 the trade data for Australian pigmeat are presented and imports have fallen whilst exports are growing.† Page 8 reports on the Japanese imported pork market which still shows a positive trend. †Page 9 reports on the South Korean market in 2017 Ė it continues to grow. Page 10 deals with the Chinese market with charts and tables showing how prices and imports are behaving Ė imports are dropping sharply. Page 11 presents short news items on PICís latest deal with Shennong in China, Tulipís acquisition of Easey Holdings in the UK, Japanís pork outlook according to the latest USDA FAS report, the WH Groupís purchase of two processors in Romania, the ASF outbreak at a RusAgro plant in Belgorod, and the Cherkizovo Groupís decisions on rebranding, share buyback and dividend distribution.

Back page includes the Short View, and the Price Monitor for 18 countries and the Chart of the month: chilled and frozen pork imports into Japan

+ 40 tables and charts