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U.S. Beef, Pork Exports Edge Higher Compared to Recent Weeks

Weekly-US-Beef-ExportsBeef exports for the week of Nov. 1-7 totaled 13,100 mt, up 7 percent from the previous four-week average but 2.5 percent lower than a year ago. Exports were primarily to Japan (3,100 mt), Hong Kong (2,800 mt), South Korea (2,200 mt), Mexico (2,100 mt), Canada (1,300 mt) and Taiwan (650 mt).

Beef net sales for the week (for delivery in 2013) totaled 11,800 mt. (It is difficult to draw a comparison with the previous four-week average, due to significant adjustments made to the October data.) Net sales were mainly for Korea (2,600 mt), Hong Kong (2,300 mt), Japan (2,200 mt), Canada (2,000 mt), Mexico (1,700 mt) and Taiwan (440 mt). Net sales for delivery in 2014 totaled 1,700 mt, including sales for Hong Kong (1,000 mt), Korea (500 mt) and Taiwan (200 mt). Weekly-US-Beef-Sales

Pork exports totaled 10,200 mt, up 6 percent from the previous four-week average. Exports were mainly to Mexico (4,000 mt), Japan (1,200 mt), Hong Kong (1,100 mt), Korea (1,100 mt) and Canada (1,000 mt). Pork net sales for the week totaled 7,600 mt, down 16 percent from the previous four-week average. Net sales were primarily for Mexico (2,100 mt), Japan (1,900 mt), Korea (1,200 mt), Canada (800 mt) and Australia (800 mt).






NOTES:
  • Percent change is compared to the previous four-week average, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Mandatory pork export sales reporting is still in its early stages and the data represent less than 40 percent of chilled/frozen pork exports, so it is not yet representative of actual volume.
  • Weekly data only includes exports and sales of whole muscle cuts, reported by the exporters to USDA/FAS Export Sales Reporting.