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2015 Year End Trade Data Now Available

Thursday, February 18, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

The latest Trade and Market Statistics Report released by USDA and compiled by the Meat Institute presenting data through December 31, 2015, is now available. Beef and pork export values were both below 2014 record totals. Beef export value reached $6.3 billion, which represented a 12 percent decline from the record $7.13 billion set in 2014. Meanwhile, pork export value fell 16 percent to total $5.5 billion in 2015. Total beef and export volumes also both declined compared to 2014 figures. Beef export volume decreased 11 percent from 2014, while pork export volume fell two percent compared to 2014 totals. Despite the overall decline in pork export value and volume, U.S. exports to South Korea ended in a strong position, increasing 24 percent in volume and six percent in value.

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