The meat cost is up at world markets
World meat prices in April rose by 2.2% compared to March, according to the UN FAO data. The increase in world indices for meat is due to the increase in the cost of poultry, pork, and beef.
Poultry meat prices rose because of strong demand amid disruptions in exports from Ukraine.
The cost of pork continued to rise due to a further reduction in the number of slaughter animals in Western Europe and strong domestic demand in large producing countries.
Global beef prices rose marginally thanks to strong exports from Brazil, despite low slaughter numbers. As a result, the cost of beef once again reached a record level.
Lamb prices declined slightly amid a reduction in Chinese meat purchases due to the introduction of new quarantine measures related to Covid-19.