Net beef sales of 17,900 mt were up 17 percent from the previous four-week average and still strong after last week’s 23,000 mt. Net sales were primarily for Japan (7,800 mt, +103%), Canada (2,600 mt, +45%), Hong Kong (2,000 mt, +5%), Mexico (1,300 mt, -49%), Taiwan (1,000 mt, +26%), and Korea (800 mt, -77%).
Pork exports of 7,200 mt were down 28 percent from the previous four-week average and mainly reported for: Mexico (2,800 mt), Japan (1,100 mt), Hong Kong (1,100 mt), Canada (700 mt), and Ukraine (200 mt). Net sales of 4,600 mt were down 44 percent from the previous four-week average and were primarily reported for South Korea (900 mt), Mexico (800 mt), Japan (800 mt), Canada (400 mt), and Colombia (300 mt).
- 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.
- FAS is revising the 2012 beef export data, so year-over-year changes should be disregarded for the time being.
- Weekly data only includes exports and sales of whole muscle cuts, reported by the exporters to USDA/FAS Export Sales Reporting.