April pork exports largest in almost three years

by | Jun 10, 2024 | 5 Ag Stories, News

April exports of U.S. pork reached the highest volume and value since May 2021, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). It was also a robust month for U.S. beef exports, which were the largest in 10 months and valued at just under $900 million. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom said pork exports totaled 277,910 metric tons in April, up 14% from a year ago and the fifth largest on record.

Asia and Latin America reported strong pork exports in April as well. Halstrom said Mexico also led beef export growth in April, and beef demand in Japan is showing signs of a rebound.

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