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Trade Data Through August 2017 Now Available

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

(North American Meat Institute)

The latest Trade and Market Statistics Report released by USDA and compiled by the Meat Institute presenting data through August 31, 2017, is now available. Beef and pork export values were both above 2016 totals. Beef export value increased 16 percent compared to 2016 levels, while pork export value rose 12 percent compared to the same period in 2016. Total beef and pork export volumes also both increased compared to 2016 figures. Beef export volume rose 10 percent, while pork export volume increased 9 percent compared to 2016 totals. U.S. beef exports to Japan showed significant growth, increasing 22 percent in volume and 29 percent in value compared to the same period in 2016. In addition, U.S. pork exports to Colombia and Chile rose markedly compared to 2016 levels, increasing 85 percent and 136 percent in volume, respectively.

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