It is obvious that the current situation cannot last much, and that a correction will be needed soon: or our European competitors increase their prices or we reduce them.
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
We think that the price will remain where it is now. We don't exclude any rise: the “beep” of the electrocardiogram, but without a real projection.
China is still buying, but with a great moderation. Either way, the pig price in Spain will still grow. In late May 2019 it exceeds €1.41, and summer has not started yet.
The price of pork in Spain has risen 32% in twelve weeks. Increase in demand from China and the opening of a new slaughterhouse suggest further rises.
The rise in pork price is being so intense and important that the processing sector will have to make a superhuman effort and transfer the rises in price to the final product as soon as possible.
Guillem Burset foresees a very profitable 2019, but not for all the actors in the Spanish pig sector.
The relationship between the farmer and the abattoir, daily and passionate most of the time, ends up creating a bond. Its quality will, undoubtedly, be put to the test in Spain.
The cornerstone of the Spanish pig sector is the extreme efficiency of its abattoirs and cutting rooms.