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Canada, Japan, Mexico and South Korea are four of the U.S. pork industry’s top five export markets.
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U.S. pork featured at Costco in Mexico City
Hog weights are clearly a critical factor in determining pork supply. While slaughter is the big number, variations in hog weights can mitigate or add to changes in slaughter and it is pounds of pork that ultimately impact the market.
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For January through August, export value has increased 3% to $4.32 billion.
Of the 75.5 million hogs and pigs, 69.2 million were market hogs.