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US pork exports decrease in 2007

In the first five months of this year, US pork exports saw a 3% year-on-year decrease.

In total, US exporters shipped 1.3 billion pounds of pork. Export data from the US Department of Commerce show that the lower exports can be explained by the results of two major markets: Mexico and Russia.

In contrast, exports to other countries grew, for instance Japan (11.5%), South Korea (3.1%) and Canada (2.5%). These figures, however, could not compensate the loss of demand in Mexico and Russia.

Exports to Mexico so far in 2007 dropped by approximately 30%; exports to Russia decreased by over 23%.

Related website:
• United States Department of Commerce

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