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U.S. Exports, Net Sales Trended Lower to End February

U.S. beef exports for the week of Feb. 21-27 totaled 11,500 mt, down 3 percent from the previous four-week average despite strong volumes for Japan (3,300 mt, +22 percent) and Mexico (2,200 mt, +10 percent). Shipments were lower for South Korea (2,000 mt, -14 percent), Hong Kong (1,700 mt, -19 percent), Canada (1,000 mt, -31 percent) and Taiwan (500 mt, -6 percent).

Beef net sales of 11,100 mt were down 4 percent from the previous four-week average and were mainly reported for Japan (3,300 mt, +35 percent), Hong Kong (2,300 mt, -8 percent), Korea (1,400 mt, -24 percent), Mexico (1,200 mt, -37 percent) and Taiwan (800 mt, -4 percent).

U.S. pork exports totaled 10,800 mt, down 6 percent from the previous four-week average. Exports were primarily to Mexico (3,900 mt), Korea (1,600 mt), Japan (1,200 mt), Canada (900 mt), Hong Kong (700 mt) and China (650 MT).

Pork net sales (9,500 mt) were down 21 percent from the previous four-week average and were mainly reported for Mexico (3,800 mt), Japan (1,900 mt), Korea (1,400 mt), Canada (600 mt) and China (400 mt).

  • Source: USDA/FAS (includes exports and sales of whole muscle cuts)
  • Percent change is compared to the previous four-week average, unless otherwise noted