Record First Quarter Pork Exports, Beef up too

U.S. pork exports were 701.6 million pounds (carcass weight) for the month of March, making it the largest single month ever. March pork exports grew 5.8% and 6.6%, respectively, over January (663 million lbs.) and February (658 million lbs.). Shipments this year surged 36.1% higher than the same month last year. This also marks the largest first quarter pork exports recorded at 2.023 billion pounds, which is 39.9% higher than 2019’s.

U.S. beef exports in March totaled 267.1 million pounds, up 8.6% from last year and the highest monthly shipment level since July 2019. First quarter beef exports improved 10.5% over the prior year to 769.3 million pounds but were not record high. 

For more on this topic, see the Livestock Monitor article below.