According to the USDA's Livestock, Dairy and Poultry report, July pork exports were almost 398 million pounds, 3 percent greater than a year ago. Increased July shipments to Mexico, China, Canada, and Russia more than offset lower exports to Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong.
The five largest export destinations for U.S. pork are listed in the table below. The calculated export shares indicate that Japan’s share of July exports has come down significantly compared with July 2011, while Mexico, China, Canada, and Russia all took larger shares of July exports than in July 2011.
The five largest export destinations together accounted for almost 81 percent of July shipments, an increase from 76 percent registered in July 2011.
|Five largest export destinations for U.S. pork: July 2012 vs. July 2011|