The FAO Meat Price Index averaged 101.8 points in April. It is up 1.7 points (1.7 percent) from its slightly revised value of March 2021, registering its seventh consecutive month of increase and a level 5.1 percent higher than in the same month of l ‘last year. In April, beef and sheep meat prices rose, due to strong demand in East Asia, amid tighter supplies in Oceania, where herds are underway. replenishment and stocks are low. Strong internal sales volumes in some production areas also supported beef and sheep meat prices. Pork prices have strengthened on the back of numerous purchases in East Asia, despite the overall increase in shipments from the EU. Germany, meanwhile, has still not been able to access the Chinese market due to fears over African swine fever. Poultry meat prices, for their part, remained stable, due to the balance of world markets as a whole. (source FAO)