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Whole Hog Brief Issue 280, May 2018
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 280, May 2018

Price: £75.00

The first page of the May 2018 issue presents a roundup of the latest developments in the developing tariff tit-for-tat in the global pork trade. A breakdown of key customers for pork and pigmeat is given on page 2 for the USA and for China. Page 3 presents charts and tables from Alltech’s 2017 global feed survey. Page 4 reports the global pig price cycle – it signals a downward turn. Page 5 presents the EU pig price data for May 2018 and export trade data for February 2018. Page 6 presents the export numbers for Canada – they are not good. On page 7 the USA’s exports have paused for breath in March. On page 8 Australia’s trade data show exports again growing and imports shrinking. Page 9 reports on a weak Japanese demand for imported pork. Page 10 reports on more growth in the South Korean market in April. Page 11 reports on what appears to be the bottom of the Chinese hog price cycle. Page 12 presents short news items covering: interims from Danish Crown half year and Cranswick’s full year, the departure of Tulip’s CEO, Vietnam’s hog prices, the Philippines’ hog production, and the ASF fence in Denmark against Germany. On the back page there is the price monitor for 18 countries and the chart of the week –FAO’s meat price index - and the short view of pig prices in the next four weeks.

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