Weekly Beef, Pork Exports Lower; Big Week for Beef Net Sales
Beef net sales were up 34 percent from the previous four-week average to 16,100 mt, and were primarily for Japan (3,600 mt), Mexico (3,600 mt), Korea (3,300 mt), Hong Kong (3,000 mt), Canada (1,100 mt) and Taiwan (925 mt). Compared to the previous four week averages, net sales were larger for Japan (+42 percent), Mexico (+26 percent), Korea (+148 percent), Hong Kong (+49 percent) and Taiwan (+39 percent).
Pork exports totaled 8,100 mt, down 15 percent from the previous four-week average. Primary destinations were Mexico (2,800 mt), Hong Kong (1,500 mt), Japan (1,100 mt), Canada (1,100 mt), the Philippines (400 mt), Korea (300 mt) and China (300 mt). Compared to the previous four-week averages, exports were larger for Hong Kong (+15 percent) and Canada (+10 percent), steady for Korea and China and lower for Mexico (-7 percent) and Japan (-27 percent).
Pork net sales (7,100 mt) were down 5 percent from the previous four-week average and were primarily for Canada (2,400 mt), Mexico (1,600 mt), the Philippines (900 mt), Japan (600 mt) and Ukraine (500 mt).
(Editor’s note: Mandatory pork export sales reporting is still in its early stages, so historical data is not available.)