Meat export values rise despite lower volumes
For the second consecutive month, August export value for U.S. beef and pork increased year-over-year despite declines in volume. Export value for both products remains on a record pace, according to statistics released by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).
August beef exports overcame a 3 percent decline in volume to 102,456 metric tons to set a new monthly value record of $655.2 million — up 16 percent from a year ago.
For January through August, beef exports were up 3 percent in volume (790,208 metric tons) and 13 percent in value ($4.55 billion) compared to the same period last year.
Pork export volume was down 6 percent...
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