Beef exports set volume, value records in 2022

Beef exports broke records for both value and volume in 2022, according to year-end data released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

Those numbers were posted despite a slowdown toward the end of the year.

Beef exports reached 1.47 million metric tons (mt), up 2% from the previous high in 2021. Export value climbed to a record $11.68 billion, up 10% from 2021 and nearly 40% above the previous five-year average.

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