A strong performance by the top three international markets kept U.S. beef exports on an upward path in August, according to statistics released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
Beef sales to Japan, Mexico and Canada all posted solid gains in August along with a resurgent Taiwan market, as overall U.S. beef exports grew 5% in volume and 16% in value compared to year-ago levels. Total volume was 105,544 metric tons valued at $563.3 million.
For the first eight months of 2012, beef exports are up 1% in volume and 10% in value to 767,017 metric tons valued at $4.01 billion.
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