US broiler and turkey exports up

21-09-2006 | | |

Exports of chicken and turkey increased during July compared to the same period during 2005, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.

The primary reason for the increase in US shipments was broiler demand growth in markets such as Russia and other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Shipments to the CIS, excluding Russia, expanded in July after falling considerably in March and May. The CI.S imports of US broiler meat grew from 10.4 million kg in July 2005 to 22.2 million kg in July 2006—a 114% increase. Shipments to Russia, the largest US broiler market, have been volatile from month to month, but strong overall.
July turkey export shipments to Taiwan increased by 73% while shipments to Russia increased by 211% from July 2005.