first_img Pork Exports Show 10% Growth in September Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Nov 15, 2020 US pork exports achieved double digit growth in September, increasing 10% to more than 222,000 metric tons. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Dan Halstrom explains that the really good news is, unlike some previous months this year, the growth was not as heavily centered around China.“Japan, one of our larger value markets, saw tremendous growth at about 11%. We also had Canada with a record month. And then you look at Southeast Asia, you’ve got the Philippines and Vietnam which had tremendous growth. So, I think that really is the moral of the story. China was up as well, but in terms of the total gain for global exports in the month of September, it was broad based.”Halstrom adds that we are going to have a record year in 2020 with China.“A lot of that’s from the China situation on ASF (African Swine Fever), but we’re still forecasting the second largest year ever in 2021 with about a 10% or 15% decrease.”As volumes to China begin to moderate, Halstrom says it’s important that U.S. pork regain momentum in key western hemisphere markets, especially Mexico.“Keep in mind that Mexico and Central and South America, Latin America in general, went into the COVID-19 lockdowns after the U.S. It was really late May when that all happened. So, they were late to go in and they’re probably a little late coming out, but they will come out and we’re starting to see those signs already. Mexico is an extremely important market for some of our cuts like hams and variety meats. While we were down 2% in September, it was from a relatively high number a year ago. So, this is very encouraging.”For January through September, U.S. pork exports were 16% ahead of last year’s record pace in both volume (2.22 million mt) and value ($5.69 billion). SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Pork Exports Show 10% Growth in September Previous articleFarmers Business Network, Market Disrupter or Farmers’ Friend?Next articlePork Exports Show 10% Growth in September and Dry Weather Ahead on the HAT Monday Podcast Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

first_imgLog in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Linkedin Google Forgot Password ? Facebook The omnibus bill on job creation currently being deliberated at the House of Representatives (DPR) proposes some changes to requirements and licensing procedures that will make it easier for investors to enter the aviation business.The bill, if approved in its current form, will amend a number of articles in Law No. 1 of 2009 on aviation, which stipulates requirement and procedures for obtaining licenses to set up an airline company. In total, the bill amends 74 articles and removes 19 others in the Aviation Law.Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said in Jakarta on Friday that the omnibus bill, for example, eases the requirement for the minimum number of aircraft an airline should own and operate to ensure that more investors would enter the business, thereby creating a more competitive aviation market.“In the aviation industry, we cut the number [of require… Indonesia omnibus-bill job-creation aviation license ownership Regulations Transportation-Minister-Budi-Karya-Sumadilast_img read more