US pork exports to the Philippines up 6% in the first half


US pork exports to the Philippines neared 16,000 tonnes in the first six months this year, up 6% year-on-year, data from the US Meat Export Federation showed. The higher volume also resulted in higher earnings for US pork at almost USD 37 million, 23% more than the previous year.

The Philippines, which imports a significant volume of pork as raw material for further processing, is one of the key markets for US pork in Southeast Asia. In June alone, exports to the country rose 54% in volume to 3454 tonnes and soared 125% in value to USD 10.3 million compared to the same month in 2015


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