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Whole Hog Brief 275, December 2017
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Whole Hog Brief 275, December 2017

Price: £75.00

The first page of the December 2017 issue presents a review of the latest US hogs and pigs report, On page 2 the latest EU views on kill numbers in 2017 Q4 and 2018 Q1 and Q2 are presented. The FAO’s views on 2017 global trade for pigmeat are also presented. The global pig price cycle is discussed on page 3 with a review of 2017 and a look ahead to 2018. EU pig price data for November 2017 and export trade data for the first ten 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 – they have recovered a little in October. On page 6 the USA’s exports have bounced back and shown string growth in October. On page 7 the trade data for Australian pigmeat are presented and exports have faltered in October. 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 – US and German exporters are dominating this market but Germany’s sales are weakening. Page 10 deals with the Chinese market with charts and tables showing how prices and imports are behaving – imports are still declining year on year: kill numbers and prices are increasing. Page 11 presents short news items on the rumours about a bidder for Cherkizovo, the EU’s financial claim against Russia after its successful complaint in the WTO, the last EU ASF data, Germany’s half yearly pig census result, Dawn Meats’ success in the Irish sustainability awards, and FAO’s table describing the biggest pork exporters in the world.

40 tables and charts

Back page includes the Short View and the Price Monitor for 18 countries and the Chart of the month: Hog prices in China