U.S. Livestock & Meat Trade Update – May ’18
Executive Summary U.S. livestock and meat trade figures provided by USDA were recently updated with values spanning through Mar ’18. Highlights from the updated report include:
- Mar ’18 net pork trade increased on a YOY basis for the seventh consecutive month, finishing up 4.2%. Pork export volumes increased on a YOY basis for the 22nd time in the past 23 months, finishing at a record seasonal high for the month of March.
- Net beef & veal trade finished at a positive level for the sixth time in the past seven months during Mar ’18 as export volumes reached a record seasonal high for the month of March.
- Net broiler trade declined on a YOY basis for the third time in the past four months during Mar ’18, finishing down 0.4%.