Since late January until today, the price at Mercolleida has regained €0.066. We could say that the Spanish price is riding a powerful diesel engine that is propelling it upwards inexorably.
International pork trade. Spain
He was born in Cassà de la Selva (Girona) on July 7th, 1953
He is Agricultural Technical Engineer (he obtained his technical certificate from the School of Barcelona in 1973), although he has never worked as such.
Guillem Burset started his professional path as manager at the company Jaume Abras, S.A. (a pig meat butchering room) where he remained from 1977 to 1989. In those days he was elected President of the FECIC (Meat Industries Catalan Federation), holding this position from 1986 to 1989.
In 1990 he worked as manager at the Spanish delegation of the multinational Danish company ESS-FOOD which, at that time, was the first pig meat trading company at a worldwide level. He remained at ESS-FOOD Spain until December 1993.
In 1994 he was founding partner of the company Grup Unexporc, S.A., which was born with the aim of exporting Spanish pig meat. Grup Unexporc, S.A. is one of the leaders in this activity, based on the production of its major shareholders: Cárnica Batallé and Matadero Frigorífico Avinyó.
In 2005, Guillem Burset left Grup Unexporc, S.A. in order to create his own international pig meat trade company.
During the course of his professional career he has participated in several congresses as a speaker, always talking about the pig meat world trade (Pfizer Forum, UAB, Europorc…)
Guillem Burset is a chess enthusiast.
Updated CV 03-Oct-2013
Always well-informed economic operators think that the average price in 2017 will not be lower than €1.20/kg, which would not be bad at all.
In 2016 the slaughterings will have been 16% higher that in 2014. Production has grown, and this growth has not been penalised yet.
Both USA and Canada still have an abundance of pigs and very low prices. This great amount of pork must be taken care of, and it will no doubt be at the expense of the European pork.
The USA and Canada persist in having rock bottom prices: €0.91/kg carcass, this is, 40% lower than the European prices.
The heat and the decrease in the supply in Germany have supported the Spanish pig price in September. Europe will only be able to go on with its prices if it can absorb its production and the exports to Asia keep on.
The Spanish pig price chart in August has been completely flat. We are expecting a bear, but not catastrophic, trend in September.