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Bacon Consumption Continues to Sizzle

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Jul 31, 2019 2:09:11 PM

June's U.S. pork production was a whopping 5.9 percent larger than the previous year. ArrowStream commodity expert, David Maloni, feels that this and tempered domestic demand brought on by concerns of African swine fever, caused the U.S. June pork supply decline to be the smallest in 24 years.

"Bacon lovers will be happy to know that June 30 pork belly stocks were 6 percent higher vs. 2018 and experienced the smallest June drawdown in five years," said Maloni. "Despite concerns about supplies, pork belly disappearance was 5.7 percent larger than the previous year. Further, the 12-month belly disappearance average is at 4 percent above prior year reaching the highest level since summer 2017. It would not surprise us if, when it’s all said and done, pork belly disappearance is strong for July as well."

Bacon Consumption Continues to Sizzle

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