U.S. Beef and Veal Exports to Japan – Through Jan 2020

US Beef Exports to Japan

U.S. beef producers have welcomed the newly formed USMCA, the U.S. Japan Trade Agreement, as well as the U.S. China Phase 1 Trade agreement. Hopes continue for increased foreign demand to bolster the down U.S. beef markets. Although the novel Corona Virus 2019 (Covid-19) is wreaking havoc on markets across the globe, trade flows have…

Top Global Cheese Importing Countries

Cheese imports for the top 6 countries continue to grow. Asia and North America continue to be top markets, with Russia slowly growing since the import sanctions in 2014, which are still in place for many Western countries (including the U.S. and E.U.). Japan continues to be the top market for the past five years.…

China Piglet Prices

With continued stress on the Chinese food economy, pig prices have skyrocketed in the last 12 months. Piglet prices are up 253 percent year-over-year. Take that in. The January low in 2019 was 21.74 yuan/kg, and as of January 15th, prices are at 77.65 yuan/kg. In the world's largest pig herd, and with the world's…