US Pork Belly Inventory Falls To 50 Year Low

Bacon reserves in the United States fell to a record low in December,according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Frozen pork belly inventory totalled 17.8 million pounds, the lowest in 50 years. The result is a 20% increase in bacon prices, with demand outside the U.S. accounting for 26% of total volume. The Ohio Pork Council assured consumers that while prices of the crispy ambrosia may increase, supplies are in no danger of running out.1(archived)

  1. Which is different from would be consumers being priced out.  

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