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Mixed Week for U.S. Red Meat Exports, Net Sales

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U.S. beef exports for the week of May 9-14 totaled 14,000 metric tons (mt), up 9 percent from the previous four-week average. Exports were mainly for Japan (4,300 mt, +14 percent), Hong Kong (2,600 mt, +16 percent), Mexico (2,300 mt, +15 percent), South Korea (2,100 mt, +1 percent), Canada (1,200 mt, -1 percent) and Taiwan (560 mt, -21 percent).

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Beef net sales totaled 12,200 mt, down 11 percent from the previous four-week average. Sales were mainly reported for Japan (4,500 mt, -1 percent), Mexico (2,200 mt, -29 percent), Korea (2,000 mt, +7 percent), Canada (1,600 mt, -13 percent), Hong Kong (500 mt, -23 percent) and Taiwan (490 mt, -32 percent).

U.S. pork exports of 10,400 mt were down 4 percent from the previous four-week average and were mainly for Mexico (3,900 mt), Japan (2,100 mt), Korea (1,100 mt), Canada (1,000 mt) and Hong Kong (400 mt).

Pork net sales, which totaled 11,600 mt, were up 9 percent from the previous four-week average and were mainly reported for Mexico (2,900 mt), Japan (2,000 mt), South Korea (2,000 mt), Canada (900 mt) and Australia (800 mt).

NOTES:

  • Source: USDA/FAS (includes exports and sales of whole muscle cuts).
  • Percent change is compared to the previous four-week average, unless otherwise noted.
  • Export is defined as an actual shipment from the U.S. to a foreign country.
  • Export sale is defined as a transaction entered into between a reporting exporter and a foreign buyer. Sales can be cancelled or adjusted in following weeks, thus “net” sales are reported as the difference between new sales and any cancelations or adjustments.