Exports of U.S. pork continue to climb, surpassing levels of one year ago. In the latest report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), September 2019 pork exports increased 13% from September 2018 in both volume (202,248 metric tons) and value ($532.2 million). These results pushed January-September export volume 5% ahead of last year’s pace at 1.9 million metric tons, while value increased 2% to $4.89 billion. USMEF President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Halstrom noted that “while red meat exports face obstacles in some key markets, global demand dynamics are strong, and we see opportunities for significant growth in the fourth quarter and into 2020.”
U.S. Pork Exports Up on Year-over-Year Basis