Record reached for US poultry and eggs exports
US poultry exports, including chicken eggs and related
egg and poultry products, exceeded US$4 bln for the first time in 2007, says the
USA Poultry & Egg Export Council.
In 2007, US broiler meat exports reached a record in both quantity and
value, totalling 2.6 mln mt, which is an increase of 10% over 2006. Export value
increased by 48% to a total of US$2.74 bln.
Russia was again the top market for US broiler exports, with a strong
demand was seen from China, which consequently set the tone for a record export
year for US processors. "The strength of demand from China was the biggest
surprise for our industry last year," said USAPEEC President Jim Sumner.
US broiler meat exports to China totalled a volume of 239,143 tonnes, which
is a 24% increase over 2006, with a value of $317.8 mln, an 89% increase over
US broiler meat exports to the top three importing countries - Russia,
China and Mexico - totalled 1.3 mln tonnes, and accounted for a combined share
of 51% of total export volume. The combined export value to these three
countries of US$1.3 bln was 47% of total broiler meat export value.
Related link:USA Poultry & Egg Export Council
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