ArrowStream commodities expert, David Maloni, continues to have concerns about domestic pork supplies in the coming months due to China’s protein supply gap. Discussed in today’s Weekly Commodity Report, Maloni believes this may also include pork bellies.
“There is no indication that this is curbing domestic bacon demand,” said Maloni. “In April, U.S. pork-belly disappearance (think: consumption) was 6.9 percent bigger than the previous year, marking the seventh consecutive month of annual gains. And as the chart shows, the 12-month sum of pork-belly disappearance stands near 4 percent above 2018 near trend line growth. The risk in belly prices in the next several months is to the upside.”
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