Irish pig prices in the range of 173 – 180c/kg

For the week ending the 3rd August, total pig supplies at export meat plants were 1,700 head lower compared to the same week in 2012, at 55,600 head. And Irish pig prices this week were in the range of 173 – 180c/kg. This is according to an update from Bord Bia today.

 

In the UK, Bord Bia notes trade is reported to have slowed somewhat during the week. “Trade is being helped to some extent by tight supplies, with best demand for legs being still reported,” it found. 

On the continent, the pigmeat trade was mixed over the past week, with prices reflecting this pattern across the key European markets, it concluded.

 

EU Reference and Representative Pig Prices (€/100kg dw excl. VAT)

Week Ending % Change Average to Date % Ch
04.08.2012 03.08.2013 Prev.Week Prev.Year 2012 2013
Austria 162.77 183.84 2.9 12.9 162.29 167.55 3.2
Belgium 151.80 169.60 0.1 11.7 152.55 155.03 1.6
Denmark 158.75 158.63 0.0 -0.1 148.41 156.60 5.5
Finland 165.52 176.77 -0.1 6.8 159.83 180.79 13.1
France 163.00 178.00 0.6 9.2 153.23 160.65 4.8
Germany 167.28 183.60 0.0 9.8 165.40 171.00 3.4
Great Britain 189.06 0.00 100.0 -100.0 175.20 185.65 6.0
Greece 189.06 198.71 0.3 5.1 178.49 197.91 10.9
Ireland 156.09 161.93 0.2 3.7 151.07 165.23 9.4
Italy 193.12 206.48 1.8 6.9 173.60 181.28 4.4
Luxemburg 166.50 180.20 0.2 8.2 167.43 169.35 1.2
Netherlands 147.90 168.13 0.0 13.7 148.94 154.50 3.7
Northern Ireland 177.43 0.00 100.0 -100.0 163.60 0.00 -100.0
Poland 173.62 185.42 0.0 6.8 167.26 170.53 2.0
Portugal 180.00 195.00 1.0 8.3 167.06 180.00 7.8
Spain 179.01 210.20 1.4 17.4 166.98 190.55 14.1
Sweden 169.34 195.19 -1.5 15.3 158.18 188.26 19.0
United Kingdom 188.15 189.04 -0.8 0.5 173.77 184.77 6.3
EU 169.35 186.28 0.6 10.0 162.31 171.97 6.0

Sheep YTD chart
Sheep YTD chart

Graphs and tables courtesy Bord Bia