Brazilian beef exports for the month of March stood at just over 118,500t, which is down slightly on the same month last year. This brings Brazilian beef exports for the first quarter of 2019 (Jan-Mar) to 336,400t, which is 5% ahead of last year.

US beef exports for the month of January stood at just under 105,000t, which is down 1% on the same month last year. Japan continues to be the biggest buyer of US beef, importing almost 26,000t in January. This was up 8% on the same month last year.