US July pork exports continue above year-ago - USMEF

Exports up 5% year-on-year
calendar icon 12 September 2023
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Building on a robust first-half performance, July exports of US pork continued to outpace year-ago levels, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF

July pork exports totalled 219,014 metric tons (mt), up 5% year-over-year, while export value increased 1% to $628.7 million. Through the first seven months of 2023, pork exports were 13% above last year’s pace at 1.69 million mt, valued at $4.67 billion (up 10%).

“Market diversification has been the top priority for the US pork industry and those efforts are certainly reflected again in these results,” said USMEF president and CEO Dan Halstrom. “In July, exports trended lower to China/Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea, but our Western Hemisphere markets and other destinations in the Asia-Pacific continued to shine. This is exactly the type of broad international footprint the industry needs to maintain consistent export growth.”

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