News update:Mar 9, 2016

Value of US poultry doubles over the last 14 years

The value of US poultry production increased from $21.2 billion in 2000, to $44.1 billion in 2013 – an increase of 108%. In 2013 egg production accounted for 19.3% of the overall value of the US poultry industry.

This latest report released by the International Egg Commission (IEC) shows that in 2012, poultry production accounted for $42.8 billion, 10.8%, of the USA's total value of agricultural production.

The report, produced for the IEC by Professor Hans-Wilhelm Windhorst of the University of Vechta in Germany, analyses the world's leading poultry production country between 2000 and 2013; it examines the dynamics, patterns and perspective of this growing industry. In 2012 the US ranked as number 1 in chicken meat, with an 18.4% share of global production volume; it also ranked number 1 in turkey meat production, with 48.3% of global share; and was second only to China in egg production, contributing 8.2%.

"Poultry Industry of the USA: Dynamics, Patterns and Perspectives" is a fascinating report, a must-read for anyone involved in the poultry industry globally. It analyses the regional poultry production areas within the United States and also reviews how egg production has been affected by feed costs and feed production and looks at the shift in egg production locations resulting from the banning of conventional cages in California.

The report, available to all member of the International Egg Commission, also contains data on the export of eggs, broiler meat and turkey, and concludes with projections about the development of poultry meat and egg production in the USA between 2013 and 2023.

World Poultry

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