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Weekly U.S. Beef, Pork Exports Dip Slightly

Weekly-Beef-Exports-400U.S. beef exports for the week of Sept. 6-12 totaled 13,400 mt, down 1 percent from the previous four-week average and 6 percent lower than a year ago. Primary destinations were Japan (2,700 mt, -27 percent), South Korea (2,500 mt, +26 percent), Hong Kong (2,500 mt, +9 percent), Mexico (2,400 mt, -7 percent), Canada (1,600 mt, -2 percent) and Taiwan (870 mt, +13 percent).

Beef net sales totaled 16,800 mt, down 11 percent from the previous four-week average but nearly double the year-ago volume. Net sales were primarily for Japan (4,500 mt, +1 percent), Mexico (3,800 mt, +81 percent), Hong Kong (3,200 mt, -78 percent, mainly due to last week’s very large volume), Korea (2,800 mt, -10 percent), Canada (1,400 mt, -18 percent) and Taiwan (820 mt, -18 percent). Weekly-Beef-Sales-400


Pork exports for the week totaled 8,600 mt, down 2 percent from the previous four-week average. Primary destinations were Mexico (3,500 mt), Japan (1,300 mt), Hong Kong (1,200 mt), Canada (1,000 mt), and Korea (300 mt).

Pork net sales reached 11,200 mt and were primarily for Canada (3,100 mt), Mexico (3,000 mt), Hong Kong (2,600 mt), Japan (2,200 mt) and the Philippines (200 mt).







NOTES:
  1. Percent change is compared to the previous four-week average, unless otherwise indicated.
  2. 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.
  3. Weekly data only includes exports and sales of whole muscle cuts, reported by the exporters to USDA/FAS Export Sales Reporting.