For the first quarter of 2019, U.S. beef exports were slightly below last year’s record pace, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
U.S. beef exports remained well above last year۪s pace in July, posting one of the highest monthly export value totals on record.
February beef exports declined 6% year-over-year to 94,885 mt while value was down 3% to $581.6 million.
February exports of U.S. pork and beef remained below the rapid pace established in early 2020. Still, exports were consistent with USMEF's February projections. Here's a look at the numbers.
October U.S. beef exports were modestly lower compared to last year, while demand for U.S. beef in China is soaring up to 219% higher than the same month a year ago.
U.S. beef exports through August are down form 2018's record pace, yet exports still account for 14% of total U.S. beef production.
Exports accounted for 13.7 percent of total beef production in September, reports U.S. Meat Export Federation.