November Exports Set New Records in Key Markets

Fueled by record performances in Mexico, Central America and Colombia, November exports of U.S. Pork reached the highest value since mid-2021, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

  • November pork exports to leading market Mexico set a value record, up 5% from a year ago. Export volume (100,313 mt) increased 14% and was the second largest on record, trailing only October 2023.
  • Led by outstanding growth in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, pork exports to Central America set monthly records in Nov. Shipments increased 35% from a year ago to 16,565 mt.
  • November was an excellent month for pork exports to South Korea, up 19% from a year ago to 17,406 mt.
  • Pork exports to Oceania made an impressive rebound in 2023 and this trend continued in November, with shipments nearly tripling from a year ago to 6,414 mt (up 186%).
  • Exports accounted for 30.1% of total Nov. pork production and 26.2% for muscle cuts only, each up about 1 percentage point from a year ago.

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