print
print

Slow Week for U.S. Exports, Sales

Weekly-Beef-Exports-Sales

U.S. beef exports for the week of July 3-9 totaled 11,800 metric tons (mt), up 4 percent from the previous week but 6 percent below the previous four-week average. Higher volumes for South Korea (3,100 mt, +11 percent) and Taiwan (1,000 mt, +21 percent) did not fully offset slower shipments to Japan (3,200 mt, -14 percent), Canada (1,500 mt, -4 percent), Mexico (1,500 mt, -4 percent) and Hong Kong (1,045 mt, -28 percent).

Beef net sales fell 37 percent to 11,500 mt from the previous week but were up 3 percent from the previous four-week average. Sales trended higher to Japan (4,600 mt, +59 percent), Canada (1,800 mt, +50 percent), and Taiwan (1,100 mt, +36 percent) but slowed to Mexico (1,400 mt, -4 percent), Korea (1,200 mt, -66 percent) and Hong Kong (625 mt, -19 percent).

Weekly-Pork-Exports-Sales

U.S. pork exports (14,700 mt) were down 39 percent from the previous week and 42 percent lower than the previous four-week average with smaller shipments to all main destinations: Mexico (5,800 mt, -34 percent), Japan (3,000 mt, -29 percent), Canada (1,300 mt, -29 percent), China (1,200 mt, -16 percent), Korea (800 mt, -73 percent) and Australia (750 mt, -40 percent).

Pork net sales fell 15 percent from the previous week to 14,400 mt and were 42 percent lower than the previous four-week average. Sales to China (2,600 mt, +69 percent) were the most since 5,000 mt were reported in early June. But bookings slowed to all other main destinations: Mexico (5,200 mt, -42 percent), Japan (2,500 mt, -49 percent), Canada (1,100 mt, -30 percent) and Korea (1,100 mt, -62 percent).