New Zealand - dairy dispute with Canada

The New Zealand government announced this week that it is triggering the disputes resolution mechanism against Canada for blocking imports of NZ dairy products.

China - pig prices ease

Live pig prices in China have fallen back slightly this week from recent highs to CNY26.44 (€3.63/kg).

USA - drop in beef exports

September beef exports totalled 115,487t, valued at $890.3m (€890.3m), down 7% from a year ago in both volume and value.

Argentina - reduced wheat forecast

The Buenos Aires Grain Exchange cut its wheat production estimate from 15.2Mt to 14.0Mt last week as a consequence of recent frosts and ongoing drought.