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Weekly U.S. Beef, Pork Exports Trend Lower

U.S. beef exports for the week of Sept. 13-19 totaled 12,900 mt, down 4 percent from the previous four-week average and 14 percent lower than a year ago. Primary destinations were Hong Kong (2,600 mt, +14 percent), Japan (2,500 mt, -26 percent), Mexico (2,500 mt, -2 percent), Canada (1,900 mt, +19 percent), South Korea (1,900 mt, -9 percent) and Taiwan (680, -1 percent). weekly-beef-exports

Net sales for U.S. beef totaled 9,300 mt, down 52 percent from the previous four-week average but 20 percent higher than a year ago. Net sales were primarily for Mexico (2,800 mt, +28 percent), Hong Kong (1,900 mt, -65 percent), Japan (1,700 mt, -63 percent), Canada (1,300 mt, -28 percent), Taiwan (500 mt, -52 percent) and Korea (400 mt, -87 percent). weekly-beef-sales

U.S. pork exports totaled 8,400 mt, down 5 percent from the previous four-week average. Primary destinations were Mexico (3,100 mt), Hong Kong (1,200 mt), Japan (1,200 mt), Canada (900 mt) and Korea (400 mt). Net sales for U.S. pork totaled 9,500 mt and were primarily for Mexico (4,100 mt), Hong Kong (2,700 mt), Canada (900 mt), the Philippines (600 mt), and Japan (500 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.