The U.S .Meat Export Federation has completed a new study, Value of Pork Exports, that outlines the role and importance of
“This study brings clarity to the value of the export premiums paid by customers in other countries in excess of
The study estimated total export premiums for 2004 were $270.6 million. It found the items generating the largest premiums for U.S. producers were belly with a volume of 61,000 metric tons, loin at 129,485 mt, butt at 40,428 mt, tenderloin at 25,138 mt and picnic at 168,855 mt. Premiums for these five cuts represented 74 percent of the total export premium generated in 2004.
The study also estimated that in 2004 the
USMEF created a list of regularly exported
USMEF consolidated the data by cut to determine the percent of total exports per cut and the export premiums per pound. This collected data represented 55 percent of
USMEF will present additional details of the study during the USMEF board of directors meeting May 24-26 in