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U.S. pork exports beat records

China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world’s pork, but output is plunging as Beijing destroys herds and blocks shipments to stop African swine fever./ Source: Photo- Pixabay (MGN Online)
China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world’s pork, but output is plunging as Beijing destroys herds and blocks shipments to stop African swine fever./ Source: Photo- Pixabay (MGN Online)(WVLT)
Published: Sep. 10, 2019 at 7:51 AM CDT
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U.S. pork exports reached a record high in July, while beef exports were steady according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

July pork exports surged to 233,242 metric tons, a 32% jump above what was a record in 2018. With the value now at $623.3 million, up 34%.

Although U.S. pork products faces large tariffs in China, American pork exports to China and Hong Kong contributed a large chunk of the volume.

Beef exports, on the other hand, also went up but by only 1% to 117,842 metric tons.

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