U.S. Beef Imports vs. Exports By Year
The United States imported 3.34 billion and exported 2.96 billion pounds of beef in 2020. Beef exports were 11.6% lower than imports in 2020.
The United States has exported more beef than it has imported five (5) times: 2018 and 2010-13.
The most beef that the U.S. has ever imported was 3.68 billion pounds in 2004. The most beef that the United States has exported was 3.16 billion pounds in 2018.