U.S. pork exports in October were 410.2 million pounds, a volume almost 7 percent larger than a year earlier.

The 10 largest foreign destinations for U.S pork shipped in October are summarized below.

Although October shipments were year-over-year larger than in 2014, the increase in foreign demand for U.S. pork in the first month of the fourth quarter is typically more pronounced than this year’s data finally indicated. Consequently, USDA decreased its forecast for fourth-quarter exports to 1.275 billion pounds from 1.325 pounds. For 2015, total U.S. pork exports are expected to be 4.9 billion pounds, almost 2 percent higher than in 2014.

Source: USDA, Livestock, Dairy and Poultry report, December 2015