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WholeHogIssue226,November 2013

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The front page of the November 2013 issue presents trade data for Brazil and explains why pork exports from that country are not growing long term. Page 2 presents data from the Interpig report on KPIs for the global pig industry – and illustrates how Europe’s producers have reached the top of the class. The financial results for Danish Crown and Tican shown on page 3 describe how 2012/13 has been a challenging year.  The global pig price cycle is coasting along according to the charts provided on page 4. For Europe’s pig producers, October has been a chilly month with prices falling year on year almost everywhere, shown on page 5. Pork exports from Canada have hardly changed in the Q3 data on page 6 whereas pork exports from the USA have fallen back, as shown in the data on page 7.  Australia’s exporters have had another good month in September in the latest trade data on page 8. Page 9 provides the trade data for the South Korean imported pork market – that part of the world looks less and less attractive for pork exporters. China’s pig prices and the incidence of disease on some provinces are described on the same page. The Japanese appetite for non-traditional suppliers of pork grows and grows according to the charts on page 10. News in Short on page 11 includes short reports on; Australia Pork’s campaign for Australian Ham Week, Danisco’s new drugs, the EU-USA free trade talks, FMD in Vietnam, VION’s annual report, the National Pork Board’s new task force for its 2020 strategy, Germany’s progress in conversion to group housing of sows, Hungary’s sales tax reductions for pork, and Hormel’s latest financial results.  The back page sets out the Short View on pig prices and global pig prices for 18 countries are presented in the Global Price Monitor.