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U.S. Meat Export Federation: Pork, beef exports off to solid start in 2011

January exports of U.S. pork and beef were well above year-ago levels, though both took a step back from the totals recorded in the previous month, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Pork exports totaled 165,138 metric tons valued at $396.9 million – an increase of 15 percent in volume and 19 percent in value over January 2010. Beef exports made an even larger year-over-year jump, increasing 24 percent in volume to 89,673 metric tons and 43 percent in value to $355.6 million.

“Despite some significant market access issues – some ongoing and some new – our exports performed quite well in January,” said USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng. “U.S. meat products continue to command excellent prices throughout the world, which is providing a boost for the American producer and the entire meat industry.”



January exports of U.S. lamb rose 24 percent in volume (1,277 metric tons) over January 2010 but dropped 19 percent in value to $2.28 million. Canada, the Caribbean and the Middle East showed positive trends while export value to Mexico, Central America and Hong Kong declined compared to last year.

January exports of U.S. pork and beef were well above year-ago levels, though both took a step back from the totals recorded in the previous month, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).



Pork exports totaled 165,138 metric tons valued at $396.9 million – an increase of 15 percent in volume and 19 percent in value over January 2010. Beef exports made an even larger year-over-year jump, increasing 24 percent in volume to 89,673 metric tons and 43 percent in value to $355.6 million.

“Despite some significant market access issues – some ongoing and some new – our exports performed quite well in January,” said USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng. “U.S. meat products continue to command excellent prices throughout the world, which is providing a boost for the American producer and the entire meat industry.”

January exports of U.S. lamb rose 24 percent in volume (1,277 metric tons) over January 2010 but dropped 19 percent in value to $2.28 million. Canada, the Caribbean and the Middle East showed positive trends while export value to Mexico, Central America and Hong Kong declined compared to last year.


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