Beef exports to Mexico climb in June - USMEF

Shipments climbed 20% over last year
calendar icon 23 August 2023
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US beef’s presence in Mexico continued to expand in June, with shipments climbing 20% from a year ago to 18,005 mt, while value soared 33% to $97.9 million, according to data released by the US Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

First-half exports to Mexico were 14% above last year’s pace at 100,171 mt, while value increased 19% to $557.5 million. Mexico is the largest volume destination for US beef variety meat, with first-half exports increasing 16% to 52,659 mt. Variety meat value climbed 21% to $148.6 million.

While June exports of beef variety meat were below last year’s large volume (25,683 mt, down 3%), export value increased 1% to $104.5 million – the highest since October. 

In addition to the increase to Mexico (see above), variety meat exports more than doubled year-over-year to South Africa (1,733 mt, up 126%), South Korea (1,684 mt, up 119%), and Indonesia (656 mt, up 112%) and increased sharply to Gabon, Angola, Central America and the Dominican Republic. First-half exports of beef variety meat were 5% below last year at 143,294 mt, while value fell 12% to $552.7 million.

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