New FAO Meat Price Index
The FAO Meat Price Index has been revised to better reflect the structure of world trade in meat products...
The FAO Meat Price Index - September 2015
The FAO Meat Price Index* averaged 170.5 points in September, almost unchanged from the previous month. The Index has moved within a narrow range since March 2015. Over this seven-month period, prices of poultry declined, supported by lower feed costs, while strong demand, combined with limited supplies, caused those of bovine meat to rise; meanwhile, quotations for pigmeat were relatively stable. Prices of ovine meat showed more variation, in part reflecting seasonal supply.
* Unlike for other commodity groups, most prices utilised in the calculation of the FAO Meat Price Index are not available when the FAO Food Price Index is computed and published; therefore, the value of the Meat Price Index for the most recent months is derived from a mixture of projected and observed prices. This can, at times, require significant revisions in the final value of the FAO Meat Price Index.
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