U.S.Breaks Pork Export Record For 15th Consecutive Year

EU - The U.S. pork industry sold more than 1 million metric tons of pork and pork variety meat products worth more than $2.5 billion in 2005, making it the 15th consecutive record-breaking year for U.S. pork exports by volume.
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With the release of December statistics by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) reports that U.S. pork (including variety meat) exports to countries around the world totaled $2.635 billion in 2005, more than a billion dollars more than the value of U.S. pork exported in 2003. The volume of U.S. pork (including variety meat) exports in 2005 was 1.158 million metric tons.

U.S. pork sales to the United States’ No. 1 market, Japan climbed 13 percent in volume (353,928 mt) and 11 percent in value ($1.088 billion).

After five successive record-breaking years, U.S. pork sales to the No. 2 market, Mexico, fell 8 percent in volume (331,488 mt) and 9 percent in value ($513.5 million), but still outshone all previous years except 2004.

Source: US Meat Export Federation - 15th February 2006
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