The world is projected to export 22.487 billion pounds of beef in 2015.  If realized, this will be the most in history.

World beef exports exceeded 22 billion pounds for the first time in history in 2014. 

World beef exports exceeded 20 billion pounds for the first time in history in 2013.

World beef exports have more than doubled since 1985.

The world first exported over 10 billion pounds of beef in 1978.

World beef exports were less than 2.3 billions in 1960.

Year Metric Tons Pounds
2015 10,200,000 22,487,124,000
2014 10,003,000 22,052,813,860
2013 9,126,000 20,119,362,120
2012 8,138,000 17,941,197,560
2011 8,072,000 17,795,692,640
2010 7,794,000 17,182,808,280
2009 7,433,000 16,386,940,460
2008 7,594,000 16,741,884,280
2007 7,630,000 16,821,250,600
2006 7,586,000 16,724,247,320
2005 7,364,000 16,234,821,680
2004 6,717,000 14,808,432,540
2003 6,513,000 14,358,690,060
2002 6,476,000 14,277,119,120
2001 5,888,000 12,980,802,560
2000 5,941,000 13,097,647,420
1999 5,889,000 12,983,007,180
1998 5,497,000 12,118,796,140
1997 5,825,000 12,841,911,500
1996 5,255,000 11,585,278,100
1995 5,540,000 12,213,594,800
1994 5,567,000 12,273,119,540
1993 5,349,000 11,792,512,380
1992 13,949,000 30,752,244,380
1991 7,336,000 16,173,092,320
1990 7,156,000 15,776,260,720
1989 7,186,000 15,842,399,320
1988 6,882,000 15,172,194,840
1987 5,304,000 11,693,304,480
1986 5,461,000 12,039,429,820
1985 4,916,000 10,837,911,920
1984 4,576,000 10,088,341,120
1983 4,683,000 10,324,235,460
1982 4,798,000 10,577,766,760
1981 4,625,000 10,196,367,500
1980 4,528,000 9,982,519,360
1979 4,533,000 9,993,542,460
1978 4,542,000 10,013,384,040
1977 4,343,000 9,574,664,660
1976 3,935,000 8,675,179,700
1975 3,327,000 7,334,770,740
1974 2,824,000 6,225,846,880
1973 3,445,000 7,594,915,900
1972 3,332,000 7,345,793,840
1971 2,802,000 6,177,345,240
1970 2,921,000 6,439,695,020
1969 2,817,000 6,210,414,540
1968 2,413,000 5,319,748,060
1967 2,284,000 5,035,352,080
1966 2,039,000 4,495,220,180
1965 1,913,000 4,217,438,060
1964 1,994,000 4,396,012,280
1963 2,231,000 4,918,507,220
1962 1,971,000 4,345,306,020
1961 1,522,000 3,355,431,640
1960 1,026,000 2,261,940,120
Source:  FAS/USDA