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Trade Data Through March 2018 Now Available

Thursday, May 17, 2018

(North American Meat Institute)

The latest Trade and Market Statistics Report released by USDA and compiled by the Meat Institute presenting data through March 31, 2018, is now available . Beef value set a new monthly value record in March and pork export value reached the second-highest level on record. Beef export value increased 19 percent compared to 2017 levels, while pork export value rose eight percent compared to the same period in 2017. Total beef export volume increased nine percent compared to 2017, while total pork export volume remained largely unchanged, increasing one percent over 2017 levels. U.S. beef exports to China/Hong Kong showed significant growth, increasing 34 percent in volume and 61 percent in value compared to 2017. In addition, U.S. pork exports to South Korea rose significantly compared to 2017 levels, increasing 36 percent in volume and 48 percent in value, respectively.

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