Japan Livestock and Products Semi Annual Report 2008

By USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. Japan’s 2008 beef imports are projected down by 5% from last year to 650,000 MT, mainly due to a reduction in Australian supplies of grain fed beef. Sales of U.S. beef are forecast moderately higher but remain hamstrung by import restrictions. Japan’s total pork imports in 2008 are projected up by 2% to 1.24 million MT. The United States is likely to remain Japan’s largest foreign supplier of pork. Sales of U.S. pork are forecast up 3% to 475,000 MT.
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