Analysis

Czech Republic posts record meat imports in 2017

Czech Republic posts record meat imports in 2017

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

The Czech Republic imported a record amount of meat in 2017, valued at CZK 28 billion (€1.1 billion), four times more than when the country joined the EU in 2004, according to local industry association.

India on the rise to become top bovine meat exporter

India on the rise to become top bovine meat exporter

By Keith Nuthall

Major shifts in the power of exporting countries within the meat and livestock sector in the past decade have been identified in new statistical analysis released by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

A US-China trade war could be costly for the meat industry during a period of global expansion

Q&A

US-China trade war would ‘hurt’ the meat industry

By Oscar Rousseau

After the Trump administration slapped tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels, GlobalMeatNews spoke to Dr Fragkiskos Filippaios to assess the effects of a US-China trade war on the meat sector.

Growth in Chinese poultry exports, especially broiler meat, is well ahead of overall agricultural export growth

Chinese poultry exports on the rise

By Mark Godfrey

Efforts by Chinese poultry firms to get export market share were given a boost by the news that a major poultry-producing region in eastern China has upped its exports by over 13% year on year in 2017.

Welsh sheep producers could be among the hardest hit by Brexit, according to trade reps

Welsh livestock farmers fear serious threats from Brexit

By Laura Syrett

Sheep farmers in Wales face “an extremely difficult future” after Brexit, if the UK government fails to negotiate a trade deal that secures tariff-free access to key European Union (EU) export markets, a leading trade body has warned.

Brazil's beef exports - rocked by rotten meat allegations - have resumed month-on-month growth

Brazilian beef exports keep on growing

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s rising beef exports show burgeoning meat demand has outweighed any lingering concerns from the rotten meat scandal.

Irish beef exports are now valued at nearly €2.5bn and represent a fifth of all exports

Growing meat exports help Ireland to record year

By Helen Gilbert

Increased volumes of beef, pigmeat and sheepmeat helped the value of Irish food and drink exports reach a record high of €12.6bn last year – a rise of 13%, figures from the Irish Food Board have shown.

Strong beef supply has weighed down the average carcase value of cattle

Global meat prices slip in December

By Oscar Rousseau

International meat prices dropped last month, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

Cargill could face a soybean supply 'glut' for a number of years, depressing prices

Soybean headwind could hit Cargill for years

By Oscar Rousseau

With Cargill’s profits slipping by 6% after a bumper grain and soybean harvest hit its bottom line, a financial analyst told this site the problem might not get better soon.