威尼斯人官网，SPAIN - Spain has long had one of the EU’s largest pig sectors and the latest census results show that its share of the EU herd is increasing. Its sow herd has been the biggest in Europe for many years and has increased further over the last two years. During the same period, the total pig herd increased by nearly 10 per cent and is now only 4 per cent smaller than the German herd, the EU’s largest. One of the reasons for the strong growth is that pig prices are generally at or above the EU average, while production costs are lower than its EU competitors.
PAIN - Spanish pork exports in the first nine months of 2015 increased by 17 per cent year on year, totalling 890,800 tonnes setting yet another record.Exports have been running consistently higher throughout
GERMANY - Provisional figures from the May pig census show that the number of pigs in Germany fell by 4 per cent since May 2015, to 27 million head.These were the lowest levels in the last five years. Declines were recorded across the board, with breeding sows experiencing the sharpest fall, of 6 per cent.Within this, in-pig sow volumes were down 6 per cent, and in-pig gilts and maiden gilts both back 5 per cent.These figures show that the breeding herd is in decline, and may continue in that trend for the short term.This, in turn, will tighten pig meat supplies later in the year. This tightening of supplies has already been a factor in supporting the German pig price, with the current price standing at €161.53/100kg, which is €34/100kg above the lowest level recorded in March.