JAPAN REPORTS RISE IN BEEF, PORK IMPORTS

JAPAN REPORTS RISE IN BEEF, PORK IMPORTS

Japan's customs-cleared beef imports totaled 43,782 metric tons (48,160 tons) in August, up 20.5 percent from a year earlier, the Ministry of Finance said Monday.

Imports of pork totaled 37,592 metric tons (41,351 tons) in August, up 11.8 percent from from a year earlier.