U.S. Pork Exports Continue to Soar

March was another terrific month for pork exports –the largest since May 2021. These results capped a strong first quarter for U.S. Pork as exports reached 716,691 metric tons (mt), up 14% from a year ago and valued at $1.96 billion.

First quarter highlights for U.S. Pork exports:

  • Mexico remains well above record pace with March exports totaling 95,030 mt, up 15% from a year ago and the second largest on record.
  • For the ASEAN region, first-quarter exports increased 49% in volume and 40% increase in value.
  • While China/Hong Kong remains the top destination for U.S. pork variety meat, first-quarter exports also increased significantly to Mexico, Philippines, Colombia, Dominican Republic Honduras and Vietnam.
  • March pork export value equated to $63.15 per head slaughtered, up 15% from a year ago.

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