NOTE TO READERS
The Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade circular format has changed from previous publications in an attempt to better meet end-user needs. Beef, pork, and poultry country-level pages are added, with tables, graphs, and text providing a snapshot of the current animal/meat situation in that particular country. The Summary Tables with meat production, imports, exports, and consumption are presented to provide a quick overview of the world situation. The entire USDA production, supply, and demand (PSD) database will be available on FAS Online in the near future for users to access and generate the full set of PSD data. In the meantime, the PSD is still available on the traditional USDA website http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/psdonline/psdHome.aspx
Please refer to the USDA/FAS Dairy, Livestock, and Poultry Division (DLP) website at: http://www.fas.usda.gov/dlp/dlp.html for additional data and analysis, such as the International Agricultural Trade Reports, Trade at a Glance, and Country Pages. These reports are posted regularly on the homepage covering analysis on current issues and topics, new trade data, and market competition. Additional commodity country-level pages with trade matrices are published on the DLP homepage.