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U.S. Year-to-Date Meat and Livestock Imports by Country

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Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Following is a table detailing U.S. meat and livestock imports by country, according to the Department of Agriculture:

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                                YTD        YTD       YTD
                               2011       2010      YOY%       2010      YOY%
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                            ------------------Beef and Veal------------------
Total                     1,437,073  1,704,514    -15.7%  2,296,915    -12.5%
 Canada                     459,756    612,176    -24.9%    860,822      6.0%
 Australia                  299,019    420,313    -28.9%    566,491    -28.5%
 New Zealand                384,111    399,333     -3.8%    471,967     -8.8%
 Brazil                      16,760     60,271    -72.2%     60,271    -69.6%
 Uruguay                     33,114     37,844    -12.5%     54,200    -28.9%
 Nicaragua                   86,235     64,448     33.8%    100,135     12.6%
 Mexico                     105,713     67,233     57.2%    107,329     63.0%
 Argentina                   26,234     22,293     17.7%     43,014     -1.7%
 Costa Rica                  12,752     15,167    -15.9%     23,603      2.6%
 Honduras                    11,157      2,330    378.8%      4,511     -4.6%
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                                YTD        YTD       YTD
                               2011       2010      YOY%       2010      YOY%
================================================================================
                            ------------------Beef and Veal------------------
 Other countries              2,221      3,106    -28.5%      4,574     29.7%
                             ---------------------Cattle---------------------
Total                     1,325,345  1,442,615     -8.1%  2,283,885     14.1%
 Canada                     463,003    776,554    -40.4%  1,062,774      0.2%
 Mexico                     862,342    666,061     29.5%  1,221,111     29.8%
 Other countries                  0          0       n/a          0       n/a
                           -----------------------Pork-----------------------
Total                       526,909    561,230     -6.1%    859,489      3.1%
 Canada                     415,263    452,796     -8.3%    693,866      2.3%
 Denmark                     55,950     54,308      3.0%     79,415     -2.5%
 Mexico                      11,096     11,335     -2.1%     19,591     20.6%
 Poland                      18,863     20,509     -8.0%     30,465     12.7%
 Italy                        7,419      6,826      8.7%     11,456     19.5%
 Other countries             18,319     15,456     18.5%     24,696     15.4%


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                                YTD        YTD       YTD
                               2011       2010      YOY%       2010      YOY%
================================================================================
                            -----------------------Hog-----------------------
Total                     3,806,375  3,814,691     -0.2%  5,749,134     -9.7%
 Canada                   3,806,369  3,813,400     -0.2%  5,747,827     -9.7%
 Other countries                  6      1,291    -99.5%      1,307       n/a
                             ----------------------Lamb----------------------
Total                        92,139     96,982     -5.0%    134,602     -2.1%
 Australia                   61,362     61,800     -0.7%     86,831    -11.9%
 New Zealand                 30,655     35,107    -12.7%     47,362     22.4%
 Other countries                121         76     59.4%        409     41.5%
                             ---------------------Mutton---------------------
Total                        28,263     17,775     59.0%     31,000     -7.8%
 Australia                   13,175     11,096     18.7%     21,498    -15.8%
 New Zealand                 15,088      6,623    127.8%      9,230     17.4%
 Other countries                  0         57   -100.0%        271     19.5%
================================================================================
NOTE: Beef, veal, pork, lamb and mutton are in carcass weight
1,000 pounds. Cattle and hogs are in heads. 

SOURCE: U.S. Agriculture Department {USDA <GO>}

To contact the reporter on this story: Stephen Rose in Washington at srose31@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at atanzi@bloomberg.net

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