Record US pork exports in September
US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) reported a new record
for pork and pork variety meat exports from the US in
Compared to September last year, both pork and pork variety meat exports have
increased 8% in volume to 101,131 metric tonnes and in value by 10% to
Pork export volume
In the first nine months of 2007, pork
exports were valued at US$2.2b with a volume of 905,392 tonnes representing a 7%
increase from the same period in 2006.
30% of the total export volume and 40% of total export value is generated in
Japan - being the number 1 market for US pork and pork variety meat exports.
Mexico comes in a close second. However, exports there have remained below last
year's levels, but according to the USMEF, are expected to increase due to
holiday demand in the final quarter and competitive US ham prices.
â€¢ US Meat Export Federation
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