In 2016 the slaughterings will have been 16% higher that in 2014. Production has grown, and this growth has not been penalised yet.
Swine markets commentaries
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...
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.
Don’t be surprised over the next decade if another one or two of the large US pork production/processing chains changes hands or gains significant new partners from another country.
The Spanish pig price chart in August has been completely flat. We are expecting a bear, but not catastrophic, trend in September.