Pork imports in July were 79 million pounds, an increase of 2.4 percent over July 2013. Most of July’s imports—almost 76 percent—were of Canadian origin, although U.S. imports of Canadian pork in July were fractionally lower than a year ago.
The balance of U.S. imports came from Poland, Denmark, Mexico, Italy, and the Netherlands. Imports for all of 2014 are expected to increase about 8 percent, largely due to strong U.S. prices.
Pork imports as a proportion of total pork disappearance this year is expected to be about 5 percent, compared with 4.6 percent in 2013.