Amidst rising costs and declining production, pork prices in supermarkets have surged, making it the most expensive meat on the shelves.

In Spain, a leading producer within the European Union, pork prices have risen by 12.9 per cent over the past year, as reported in July 2023. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) reveals a consistent pattern of increases each month in 2023.

The root of this price hike lies in Spanish farms, where production has plummeted. Agricultural organisations have highlighted a stark reduction in supply, with pig slaughters dropping by nearly 7 per cent from January to July 2023 compared to the previous year.