US pork, beef export sales slump in latest week
USDA Thursday reported US beef net sales of 9,200 MT for 2022–a marketing-year low–were down 17 percent from the previous week and 35 percent from the prior 4-week average. Increases primarily for Japan (3,800 MT, including decreases of 500 MT), Mexico (2,900 MT), Canada (900 MT), China (500 MT, including decreases of 900 MT), and Taiwan (400 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), were offset by reductions for South Korea (700 MT). Exports of 17,100 MT were down 16 percent from the previous week and 13 percent from the prior 4-week average. The destinations were primarily to Japan (6,300 MT), South Korea (4,500 MT), China (2,300 MT), Mexico (1,000 MT), and Canada (700 MT).
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