Despite the prolonged slowdown in global economic activity and market reactions to H1N1 Influenza, exports of
April beef plus beef variety meat exports declined 1.4 percent in volume and by 6 percent in value compared to last year. For the first four months of the year, beef export volume has increased 2 percent to 277,019 metric tons (610.7 million pounds) but declined slightly in value to $937 million.
USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng says he believes
Specifically, the beef industry is working with trade officials to gain access for
The ASEAN region has been a mainstay for
While pork plus pork variety meat exports declined by 10 percent in volume compared to April 2008, the drop in value was limited to about 4 percent. For the first four months of the year, pork export volume (648,063 metric tons or 1.43 billion pounds) is about 3 percent above the record pace of 2008, and the value has increased about 6 percent to $1.495 billion.
Complete April export statistics for pork, beef and lamb can be found online from USMEF.