According to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, beef exports in October were steady when compared to 2019 figures, but there were significant gains reported in several key markets. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom said beef exports came in at 107,591 metric tons for the month.
“It’s really a pretty good rebound from earlier in the year. Japan continues to show growth of about 10%, once again a testament to the U.S./Japan Ag agreement where we’re all on a level playing field. China had the largest month since the reintroduction of beef in China at 6,800 metric tons. This is a testament to the supply chain starting to develop.”
Halstrom noted as that supply chain continues to develop, he expects additional growth in China in the months ahead.
“Also, Taiwan continues to be on record pace. We’re up 15% year-on-year in October. And Mexico, we’re starting to see the signs of a rebound. Tourism is slowly starting to come to life, and this is welcomed news.”
Pork export reported strong growth in the month of October, led not only by China, but strong growth in Japan, Mexico as well as several locations across Central America.
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