U.S. beef export sales totaled 14,400 metric tons, a 31 percent decrease from the previous week. Lower sales for the week ending May 10 also pushed the 4-week average down, 22 percent below the previous 4-week average. Beef net sales increases were led by Mexico (2,600 MT), followed closely by Japan (2,400 MT) and Russia (2,200 MT). Sales to South Korea and Canada totaled 2,000 MT and 1,700 MT respectively.
Beef exports from the U.S. were up slightly to 17,800 MT. Canada led all countries, receiving 3,800 metric tons of U.S. beef. Mexico received 3,300 MT and Japan shipments totaled 3,000 MT. South Korea received 2,000 metric tons, Vietnam received 1,400 MT.