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Primary pork sales decline again

21st Apr 2017 / By Alistair Driver

Volumes of primary pork sold by UK retailers continues to fall year-on-year, although this was partly countered in the most recent quarter by an increase in value.

In in the 12 weeks ending March 28, the volume of retail sales of primary pork fell by 2.5%, while the average unit price increased by 1.4%, according to latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. As a result, the total spend on pork over the period fell by 1%.

The majority of the decrease in volume sold was down to sales of leg and shoulder roasting joints falling by 16% and 18% respectively on the year. 

But on the positive side, volumes of belly and mince sold increased by 19% and 14% respectively.

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