Asian markets are allowing U.S. meat exports to thrive



November 16th 2020


U.S. meat exports are thriving during the pandemic.


For pork, exports are on track to break record numbers this year. So far, exports jumped 16 percent compared to 2019.


Shipments to China are up, along with other Asian customers like Vietnam, the Philippines, and Taiwan.


Experts say that the reason for higher sales is because pork cuts are cheaper than beef. It is helping customers as their budgets tighten during the pandemic.


As Asian customers show more interest in buying U.S. pork and beef, one former diplomat says that there are many reasons to be optimistic about future trade with countries in the South Pacific.


According to Anja Manuel...


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