Livestock commodities' shares of export values remain stable

Livestock commodities' shares of export values remain stable

January-February export data show values have been roughly equivalent to last year.

In 2015, U.S. exports of beef, pork, lamb, poultry, eggs and offal were valued at more than $16 billion. According to the “Livestock, Dairy & Poultry Outlook” report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, five countries accounted for 74% of the value of these exports: Mexico (21%), Japan (19%), Canada (16%), China/Hong Kong (10%) and South Korea (8%). The remaining export values were attributable to all other foreign-destination countries (26%).

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