Retail Edition

Highlights:

  • Wholesale pork prices increase in January, largely because of seasonally lower slaughter during the month
  • The value of the pork cutout in the second half of January in the last ten years was up 3% compared to the first half of the month, with prices increasing in nine of the last ten years
  • Shipments of US fresh/frozen and cooked pork in November were 180,333 MT, 3.8% higher than the all-time record levels a year ago
  • Exports of US pork variety meats have struggled, with exports to China down sharply compared to a year ago

Please see the rest of the document for our detailed price summary as well as our forecasts for the next six months.