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Poultry prices raw data file structure and explanation

Poultry prices raw data file - Report 038

(2008 to present)

Sample file structure: 200801059FC511191012880


The date is in the format YYYYMMDD. This date is always a Saturday. The prices included in these records are the prices which were in effect during seven days, between Sunday and Saturday, up to and including the date of the record.

Provincial code

Source category

This is the code which is used to determine which level of pricing is being quoted in the data file.


Product code

These are the weight ranges or product descriptions which are used in the price quotes. Different ranges are used for the different types of birds as well as different levels of pricing.

Price range

There are only two values for the price range - the low price and the high price - which determines the range. The price in the example shows a low range of 11910 and a high range of 12880. This can be interpreted as a low price of 11.91 dollars per kilogram and a high price of 12.88 dollars per kilogram.

A weighted price, an average price paid to producers and a most likely price paid to producers can be viewed by using the proper source category W, A or Y. In these instances, the prices will be the same in both columns.

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