Outstanding first half for US pork exports - USMEF

June exports totalled 245,964 metric tons
calendar icon 14 August 2023
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US pork exports concluded an excellent first half with another strong performance in June, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF). 

June pork exports totalled 245,964 metric tons (mt), up 12% from a year ago, while export value climbed 6% to $691.4 million. Through the first half of 2023, exports were 14% above last year’s pace at 1.47 million mt, valued at $4.05 billion (up 12%).

“Mexico is certainly the 2023 pacesetter for US pork exports but what’s really exciting is that the industry is achieving such broad-based growth internationally,” said Dan Halstrom, USMEF president and CEO. “Exports are making impressive gains in the Western Hemisphere and reclaiming market share in many Asia-Pacific markets, and US pork is well-positioned to continue gaining momentum in the second half.”

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