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Trade Data Through June 2018 Now Available

Thursday, August 23, 2018

(North American Meat Institute)

The latest Trade and Market Statistics Report released by USDA and compiled by the Meat Institute presenting data through June 30, 2018, is now available . Beef and pork export volume and value were higher than a year ago. Beef export value increased 21 percent compared to 2017 levels, while pork export value rose five percent compared to the same period in 2017. Total beef export volume increased nine percent compared to 2017, while total pork export volume rose two percent over 2017 levels. U.S. beef exports to China/Hong Kong rose 43 percent in value and 15 percent in volume compared to 2017, while beef exports to South Korea increased 36 percent in volume and 52 percent in value. In addition, U.S. pork exports to South Korea rose significantly compared to 2017 levels, increasing 42 percent in volume and 49 percent in value, respectively.

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