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US May Lamb Exports Lower, But Volume Ahead of Year-ago

12 July 2016

US - US lamb exports in May were sharply lower than a year ago in volume (558 mt, down 38 per cent), though value fell just 7 per cent to $1.6 million, according to the US Meat Export Federation.

Through the first five months of 2016, lamb export volume increased 5 per cent from a year ago to 3,873 mt, while value was down 8 per cent to $7.6 million.

Exports to Bermuda continued to perform well in May and US lamb posted its first exports to Taiwan since 2003, following reopening of the market in late April.

Complete January-May export results for US beef, pork and lamb are available from USMEF’s statistics web page. Monthly charts for US beef and pork export volumes are also available online.

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