The outlook for U.S. pork exports is forecast at a record $2.3 billion, according to USDA's latest Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
The outlook reduces estimated pork export shipments in fiscal 2006 from November estimates as the paces of shipments slowed somewhat. Import value and volume for swine and pork are up from the previous forecast, bringing imports closer to fiscal 2005 levels.
Pork exports remain strong to Mexico and Canada due a favorable exchange rate but could be slightly lower to Japan as beef exports resume.