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April 20, 2017

 

China Live Hog Weekly: Lacklustre pork demand drags down prices (week ended Apr 20, 2017)

 

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Price summary

 

Prices moved lower.
 
 
 

Market analysis

 

With pork sales sluggish without any festive stimulation, slaughterhouses were not eager to increase inventories. Prices of pork carcass slid to RMB20.35/kg over the week, dragging hog prices down by 1.4%.

 
 

Market forecast                                                          

 

Hog market is expected to remain soft amid lacklustre demand. Prices will pick up entering May as the making of dumplings surges with the Dragon Boat Festival approaching.


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