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2021 a big year for U.S. broiler, turkey, and egg exports

November 8, 2021

Three quarters of the year are in the books and so far it’s all looking good in 2021 for U.S. poultry and egg exports.

U.S. broiler, egg, and turkey exports all registered gains in both volume and value for the first nine months of the year, according to new trade data released by USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. 

Total broiler export quantity for January through September this year set a record of 2,769,515 metric tons. Broiler exports to Mexico, Cuba, Philippines, and Guatemala during the 9-month period reached an all-time high in both volume and value, while exports to China set a year-over-year record in value.

Meanwhile, strength in South Korea, Hong Kong, Mexico, and Canada propelled egg exports. Table egg exports for the first nine months of this year reached an all-time high of 158.2 million dozen valued at $159.7 million.

Despite supply tightness, turkey exports for January through September this year increased by 0.8 percent in volume and 14.4 percent in value, thanks to increased shipments to Mexico, Benin, and South Africa.

Read more in the November 8 edition of MondayLine.