USDA Bi-Weekly International Meat, Poultry & Egg Review
05 January 2016
International Trade Highlights: Recently, the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) issued the Imported Meat Passed for Entry in The U.S. by Country. According to the data, the U.S. beef and veal imports during November fell 39.1 percent from October and fell 39.5 percent from November 2014 to 60,357 MT. The U.S. imported 22,747 MT of beef and veal from Australia during November, which was 46.9 percent lower than the previous month and was 51.2 percent lower than November 2014. Total year-to-date beef imports from Australia equaled 422,074 MT, 29.5 percent greater than last year. Australia was the primary beef import market into the U.S. with 39.2 percent of the total. Overall, the year-to-date beef and veal imports into the U.S. equaled 1.08 MMT, 46.1 percent above the same period a year ago. During November, the U.S. imported 37,108 MT of pork, which was down 19.2 percent from the previous month and was down 19.1 percent from November 2014. The U.S. imported 29,925 MT of pork from Canada, which was 20.1 percent lower than October and was 25.5 percent lower than a year ago. Total year-to-date pork imports from Canada were 4.7 percent above a year ago, amounting to 333,272 MT. Canada was the primary pork import markets into the U.S., with 79.7 percent of the total. Overall, U.S. total year-to-date pork imports were 7.6 percent more than the corresponding period a year ago, amounting to 417,908 MT. During November, lamb and mutton imports into the U.S fell 29.0 percent from the previous month to 6,282 MT. Also, this was 26.4 percent lower than November 2014. The U.S. imported 4,639 MT of lamb and mutton from Australia, which fell 28.3 percent from last month and fell 32.0 percent from last year. Australia was the primary lamb and mutton market with 69.1 percent of the total. Year-to-date lamb and mutton imports from Australia totaled 55,698 MT, 8.0 percent greater than a year ago. Overall, the year-to-date lamb and mutton imports into the U.S. totaled 80,645 MT, which was 10.5 percent above a year ago. During November, the U.S. poultry imports equaled 10,320 MT. This was 26.6 percent less than the previous month and was 13.8 percent less than November 2014. The U.S. imported 7,088 MT from Canada during November, which was 24.0 percent lower than October and was 16.9 percent lower than November 2014. Canada was the primary poultry import market to the U.S. with 68.6 percent of the total. Year-to-date poultry imports from Canada totaled 82,733 MT, 8.9 percent higher than a year ago. Overall, the U.S. year-to-date poultry imports equaled 120,609 MT, 13.8 percent above the same period a year ago. To obtain further U.S. import data, go to the website at http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lswimpe.pdf.
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