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US pork exports robust in January - USMEF

US pork exports, which posted a strong finish in 2022, maintained momentum in January, according to data released by the US Department of Agriculture and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation. 

January pork exports totalled 236,767 metric tons (mt), up 13% year-over-year, while export value climbed 16% to $643.4 million. Exports to Mexico, which finished 2022 on a remarkable run on the way to an annual record, set another volume record in January. Exports also trended significantly higher year-over-year to China/Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Honduras and the ASEAN region.

“While Mexico is certainly the pacesetter for US pork exports, it’s encouraging to see such broad-based growth,” said USMEF president and CEO Dan Halstrom. “Market diversification is always a point of emphasis for the US industry, and it’s more important than ever to find new opportunities for US pork in both established and emerging markets.”

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