U.S. pork exports struggle but finish 2015 strong

Pork exports accounted for 24% of total 2015 pork and pork variety meat production.

Despite struggling for most of 2015, U.S. pork exports posted a strong finish during December, ending a tough year on a high note. December export volume was 3% higher than in 2014. For the year, U.S. pork and pork variety meat exports totaled 4.7 billion lb. in volume and $5.58 billion in value, down 2% and 16%, respectively, from 2014.
 
“Without a doubt, 2015 was a difficult year for U.S. pork exports,” said Becca Nepple, vice president of international marketing for the pork ch

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