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Trade Data for April 2019 Now Available.

Monday, June 17, 2019

(North American Meat Institute)

The latest Trade and Market Statistics Report released by USDA and compiled by the Meat Institute presenting data through April 30, 2019, is now available. Beef and pork export volumes both were down slightly from January through April of 2018. Beef and pork value also slightly decreased over the same period. Beef and pork export volumes fell 4% and 6%, respectively, and total beef and pork export value decreased 1% and 12%, respectively. U.S. beef export volume and value to the Dominican Republic rose 56% and 50%, respectively, while Hong Kong recorded the largest decreases among market destinations-down 36% in volume and 29% in sales. Meanwhile, the U.S. pork market in Chile rose sharply from this time last year, with volumes up 86% and sales up 62%. Export volumes were also significantly higher in Australia (37%), Colombia (25%) and Canada (12%). Pork export values recorded similar increases in those markets.

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