U.S. Pork Exports continue to be impacted by retaliatory tariffs in China and Mexico. That’s according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. In September, U.S. pork export volume was down 2 percent from a year ago to just over 179,000 metric tons. According to USDA, export value fell 7 percent to $470 million. September exports accounted for 24.8 percent of total pork production, up from 23.6 percent a year ago. For January through September, combined pork and pork variety meat exports were 1 percent above last year’s record pace at 1.81 million metric tons. Value was 2 percent higher at $4.79 billion.