International Trade

American cheese is being devoured in Asia, export data shows

Packages of sliced American cheese sit on display for sale in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Rising prices for beef, ice cream and lettuce, mean Americans will spend the most ever for Fourth of July barbecues this year. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Asia has a taste for American cheese, including processed sliced cheese. The demand has resulted in a 71% increase of cheese exports to Asia compared with last year.

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