Japan: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

Japanese beef and pork production remained flat in 2017 as slightly heavier carcass weights offset lower slaughter numbers. Total imports of U.S. beef reached a 14-year high as the United States overtook Australia as the leading supplier of chilled beef to Japan. However, competition intensified among suppliers to Japan’s growing market for imported pork. Increasing consumer demand for beef and pork will continue to drive the market in 2018. 

Japan: Livestock and Products Semi-annual