USMEF compiles trade statistics from monthly data reported by USDA/FAS and collected by the U.S. Department of Commerce. USMEF includes beef and pork muscle cuts, processed products and variety meat or offals in the trade statistics. Hides and other rendered or inedible products are not included in the data reported by USMEF.
In the FAS GATS trade statistics standard query system, the "FAS" Product Groups utilized by USMEF include the following, under the Product heading "Livestock & Meats":
Pork and Pork Variety Meat
Pork, Prep/Pres, Nt/Cn
Pork, Prep/Pres, Cannd
Pork Variety Meat:
Variety Meat, Pork
Hog Sausage Casings
Beef and Beef Variety Meat
Beef & Veal, Fr/Ch/Fz
Beef & Veal, Prep/Pres
Beef Variety Meat:
Variety Meat, Beef
Definitions and HS code information can also be found on the USDA/FAS website.
Leading Markets Reports Disclaimer
Monthly and year-to-date export data are compiled by USMEF from monthly releases provided by USDA/FAS. Each year the Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, releases a 13th month file, usually around June, including corrections made at the request of outside sources and verified with exporters by the Foreign Trade Division. The files for 2014–2016 have been updated to reflect these revisions by the U.S. Department of Commerce/Census Bureau, as reported by USDA/FAS. The revisions mainly impact pork exports for 2014 and 2015, as well as year-over-year comparisons in 2016.
For official export data, please refer to the historical statistics or the USDA’s Global Agricultural Trade System.