U.S. Pork Market Development
The Pork Checkoff has developed an international market development strategy to build confidence in U.S. pork in a diverse global protein market.
We look for areas to differentiate U.S. pork from competitors and add value and opportunity into other markets.
On-Target Pork Export Growth Strategy
Our work is focused on continuing the success of pork exports. The approach we take is to diversify and balance pork exports to build value and minimize risk.
We’re doing that in three ways to grow a diverse set of markets and capitalize on growth across the globe.
1. Diversify Market Cuts
We educate customers, retailers and distributors in existing markets about different opportunities for cuts they don’t normally work with.
2. Develop Emerging Markets
We conduct emerging market assessments that have been key in delivering insights for the industry.
3. Differentiate from Competitors
The U.S. pork industry has a great story to share. The Pork Checkoff shares that story to build confidence and differentiate U.S. pork from competitors.
Request U.S. Pork Differentiation Studies
Positioning U.S. Pork in the Global Market
Diversifying and differentiating U.S. pork in international markets is a key priority for pork producers.
Pork Checkoff-funded studies explore how the U.S. can differentiate itself in key markets.
- Costa Rica (NEW)
- Dominican Republic (NEW)
- El Salvador (NEW)
- Guatemala (NEW)
- Honduras (NEW)
- Nicaragua (NEW)
- Panama (NEW)
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
These reports look at three crucial areas where U.S. pork can stand out among its competitors, including:
- Quality, Consistency and Service
Complete this form to request U.S. pork differentiation reports.
The Checkoff partners with the U.S. Meat Export Federation to maximize pork marketing efforts abroad through cross-industry collaboration.
USMEF executes marketing programs on behalf of the Pork Checkoff and positions U.S. pork as a safe, high-quality and consistent product. They are able to further leverage Checkoff dollars with contributions from the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service and other funding opportunities including state associations and other allied industries.
The National Pork Board is a supporting member of the U.S. Agriculture Export Development Council, a non-profit private-sector trade association which serves to assemble members on issues relating to international trade policy and matters of export development.
Membership with the USAEDC provides NPB the additional capability to support the export promotion interests of U.S. pork and pork products and the ability to support the cooperation between industry and USDA FAS to increase worldwide knowledge, preference and demand for U.S. agricultural exports. NPB supports USAEDC’s role as a positive media voice for export development programs and the cooperator community and through membership, has a seat at the table for discussions pertaining to the operation and implementation of USDA trade promotion initiatives overseas. NPB has a strong working relationship with USDA FAS as a cooperator and supports our strategic partnership with U.S. Meat Export Federation, the focal cooperator for U.S. red meat exports.
In-Depth Market Assessments
The Pork Checkoff closely monitors changes in the international market to understand meal and dining trends, as well as opportunities for packers and producers who may export to other countries.
Increasingly, producers have told us they want to diversify exports, and we are supporting these efforts through global research.
Our latest research shows opportunities for U.S. pork in these markets:
2022 Pork Export Data
In 2022, the value of U.S. pork exports surpassed $7.7 billion. In total, more than 2.5 million metric tons of pork was exported to other markets.