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.
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The current mindset is to create, lean, bi-lateral trade agreements that focus on a win-win for the broadest group of constituents in each country.
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.
2017 is setting up to be a very surprising and interesting time in the global pork industry. Everywhere around the globe where pork production is at a comparative advantage, expansion is taking place. In the US, President-elect Trump brings a completely new model of leadership…
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 author analyzes the loss-making situation that is engulfing the US pig industry and links its future development to globalisation, which progress seems to be slowing down...