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OPPC on Capitol Hill
OPPC Members Represent Ohio's Pork Industry
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Pork Exports Set New Record in 2012
The U.S. pork industry, in 2012, exported a record amount of product, more than $6.3 billion – about 2.3 million metric tons – of pork, topping the previous record of $6.1 billion exported in 2011.
U.S. pork exports account for 27% of total production (including 23.5% for muscle cuts) and the per-head export value is $56.12, up 3% from last year.
Data available through November of 2012 shows that U.S. pork exports continued to top 2011 levels by 2% in volume, with a total of 4.577 billion pounds and 5% in value, at a total of $5.8 billion.
Mexico remains the United States’ top pork volume destination, with totals through November up 15% in volume and 11% in value, pushing the 11-month total to 1.213 billion pounds valued at more than $1 billion.
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