Pork, beef exports continue strong pace

Pork, beef exports continue strong pace

U.S. pork exports re­­mained ahead of last year’s record volume pace, and beef exports are poised to break $7 billion this year for only the second time, according to October export results released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

October pork exports were the largest since May, totaling 211,592 metric tons, up 5 percent from a year ago, valued at $565.4 million, up 8 percent. Through the first 10 months of the year, pork exports increased 8 percent in volume (2.005 million metric tons) and 10 percent in value ($5.28 billion) from the same period last year.

Following a modest slowdown in September, pork exports to leading...

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