U.S. beef imports soar to new highs as beef producers ramp up production
U.K. beef exports surged to a record high of 2.9 million tonnes in December, bringing the total to 7.8 million tonnes, a new record for a calendar month, according to data from the International Trade Centre.
The figure marks a record for the year and also the highest monthly increase since August 2015, according the ITC.
Exports to China also rose sharply, reaching 2.7 million tonnes.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a statement that the December figures were “another indication that U.G. meat production has resumed in the wake of the global meat trade agreement.”
The ITC said U.F.O. beef shipments had increased by a record 3.1 million tonnes since December, with U.U.S.-produced beef increasing the most, growing by nearly 1.4 million tonnes to reach 2.3 million tonnes while U.W. beef production fell by 1.2 million tonnes but was still up 8 percent from the previous month.
The meat export figures were compiled by the IFC, which publishes the most up-to-date data on U.A.E. meat imports and exports.
The ITC reported that the total value of U.R.V. exports in December rose to $2.45 billion from $2 billion a month earlier, while the total export value rose to nearly $1.5 billion from nearly $9 million a month ago.
It also said U,W.
meat exports rose by $835 million from $741 million a year earlier.