A strong month for pork exports
November 11, 2019 By Meghan Grebner Filed Under: Human Interest, Livestock, News, Pork
The USDA’s latest Monthly Trade Data showed another strong
month for pork exports.
University of Missouri livestock economist Scott Brown says September
exports were up 13 percent. “That’s
really driven by what was a nearly 50-million-pound increase in pork exports
going to China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan,” he says. “More than offsetting some weakness in Japan and
He tells Brownfield even though pork exports have increased,
it is still a tall order for the pork sector to meet USDA’s export projections
for 2019. “We’re going to have to really
see some big movements of pork out of the United States in this last quarter to
hit the USDA’s projections of 6.5 billion pounds of pork exported from the
Pork exports in 2018 totaled 5.9 billion pounds.
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