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Japanese beef production going down

Staff Writer |
Japanese beef production continued to decline in 2016, while pork production rebounded.

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U.S. chilled beef exports grew 50 percent, driving the U.S. share of total beef imports to a 13-year high.

U.S. beef exports to Japan should continue to grow in 2017, capturing additional market share.

Higher volumes of North American and Japanese chilled pork helped fuel record consumption in 2016, while European suppliers dominated the market for frozen cuts.

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