This week’s United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Audio Report discusses a few highlights from the November 2015 export results for U.S. pork and beef.
November was a very strong month for pork muscle cut volume, and saw a 19 percent increase in shipments from a year ago, totaling 148,740 metric tons. Combined pork/pork variety meat exports were also up, with an 8 percent year-over-year increase to 181,678 metric tons.
U.S. beef exports were down slightly from November 2014, but also posted their largest volume, 95,799 metric tons, since June. Most Asian markets performed well in November for U.S. beef, with the exception of Japan, where exports continued to slump. This was due in part to the significant tariff advantage available to Australian beef under the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement.
A full summary of the November export results for U.S. pork, beef and lamb is available online.
Listen to the full report here:
USMEF Weekly Audio Report, November 2015 Exports