European Union pig prices rose slightly last week for the third consecutive week as prices paid in Germany reached their highest levels since mid-September, with the average prices at €144.10/kg compared with €140/kg in mid-October.

Prices in Sweden jumped to €162.40/kg — up more than 3% in a single week.

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The average EU prices for grade E pig carcasses rose to €137.31 per 100kg in the week to Nov. 14, up 0.2% on the previous week and more than 3% up on the average seen in November 2009.