The pork industry continues to get good news on foreign trade. Pork exports for January of 2006 were up 20.2 percent from 2005, according to agricultural economist Glenn Grimes,
Conversely, imports in January were up 2.5 percent from a year earlier. Net pork exports as a percent of production in January was very close to 8 percent -- up from 6.34 percent a year earlier, explains Grimes.
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In addition, the market may be getting some positive impact on pork exports due to the Asian flu in poultry in several countries around the world.
University of Missouri's Weekly Pork Market Outlook