Tremendous export growth has been the U.S. pork industry’s best news this year. After 17 consecutive years of growth, pork exports are up 61 percent during the first five months of 2008. The five biggest months ever for pork exports all occured in 2008. In May, exports consumed 26.5 percent of all U.S. pork production, and imports only added 3.7 percent to the supply. During the first five months of 2008, U.S. pork production was up 11.1 percent, but because of increased exports and reduced imports, the U.S. pork supply increased only 2 percent.