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Exceptional first half for exports, of broilers, turkeys, eggs increase in volume and value

October 7, 2021

It was an outstanding first half of US egg and poultry exports Broilers, eggs and turkey posted gains in both export volume and value for the first six months of 2021, according to new trade data published by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. The total amount of broiler chicken export from January to June this year set a record of 1,856,027 metric tons. Broiler chicken exports to Cuba and the Philippines during the six-month period reached record highs in both volume and value, while exports to China set a value record year-over-year. Meanwhile, strength in South Korea, Canada, Mexico and Hong Kong boosted egg exports. Table egg exports for the first half of this year set an all-time high at 98,6 million dozen. Egg exports to South Korea through June this year reached record levels in both volume and value. Turkey exports during the first half of this year increased 3,3 percent, largely thanks to increased shipments to Mexico, Benin, Peru and South Africa.

Broiler chicken exports during the first six months were 1.856.027 metric tons, 6,8 percent more than in the same period last year, while the value of exports increased 21.1 percent (Figure 1 ). Of the total shipment, 53.9 percent or 1,000,245 metric tons were shipped to the top six markets, including Mexico, China, Cuba, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Canada.

Shipments to Mexico in January-June 2021 were 435,090 metric tons, 29.8 percent more than in the same period of the previous year. While you are confident that broiler exports to Mexico were strong, USAPEEC staff have requested that USDA audit the figures, a review process that will take some time to complete. Exports to China increased 5.9 percent to 217,020 tons (of which 59.6 percent or 129,425 metric tons were chicken feet), while shipments to Cuba increased 96.6 percent to 163,366 tons. Exports to other major markets were the Philippines, 97,798 tons, an increase of 202 percent; Taiwan, 97,798 tons, 36.3 percent less; Canada, 74,518 tons, an increase of 11.9 percent; Guatemala, 71,714 tons, an increase of 27.4 percent; Angola, 61,780 tons, an increase of 63.5 percent; Vietnam, 53,274 tons, 40.5 percent less; and Colombia, 39,114 tons, 14.4 percent more.

Broiler chicken exports in June 2021 were 319,595 metric tons, 16.4 percent more than in the same month last year, while the value of exports increased 44.4 percent. Shipments to Mexico increased 82.9 percent year-on-year to 90,305 metric tons, while exports to China decreased 28.1 percent to 34,433 metric tons (of which 70.8 percent or 24,368 metric tons were chicken feet). Exports to Cuba increased 145 percent to 25,928 metric tons, while shipments to Canada grew 32.9 percent to 14,621 metric tons. Exports to the Philippines reached 10,445 tonnes, compared to 2,394 tonnes in the same month the previous year. While exports to Guatemala, Haiti, South Africa, Benin, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Japan increased markedly year over year, exports to Taiwan, Vietnam, Georgia, Iraq, Hong Kong, Singapore and Libya decreased significantly.

Cumulative turkey exports for the first half of this year were 124,008 metric tons, 3.3 percent more than in the same period last year, while the value of exports was 5.1 percent more (Figure 2). Of the total amount exported, 79.9 percent or 99,117 metric tons were shipped to the top six markets, including Mexico, South Africa, Benin, Canada, Peru, and Haiti, with Mexico alone accounting for 69.1 percent or 85,659 metric tons.

Turkey exports in June 2021 were 21,461 metric tons, 25.3 percent more than in the same month last year, thanks in large part to increased shipments to Mexico. Shipments to Mexico reached 15,605 metric tons, up 27.0 percent year-over-year. While exports to South Africa, Benin, Guatemala, Chile and Panama increased significantly, shipments to China, Haiti and the Dominican Republic decreased notably.

Total egg exports (table eggs plus egg products in shell egg equivalent) for the first half of 2021 increased by 18.1 percent to 170,0 million dozen. The value of these exports grew by 37.1 percent (Figure 3). Cumulative table egg exports from January to June this year were 98,6 million dozen, 51.6 percent more than in the same period last year, while the value of exports increased 68.1 percent. Of the total shipments, 89.5 percent or 88,3 million dozen were shipped to the top six export markets, namely Mexico, Hong Kong, South Korea, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and Guatemala.

Table egg exports for June 2021 reached 16,7 million dozen, 44.3 percent more than in the same month last year, while the value of exports was 99.2 percent more, thanks in large part increased exports to South Korea and Hong Kong. Exports to Hong Kong reached 5,7 million dozen, an increase of 48,4 percent year-on-year, and those to South Korea reached 3,4 million dozen, compared with zero in June 2020. While exports exports to Mexico were 23.0 percent less. While exports to Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, the EU-27, Haiti and Chile increased significantly, exports to the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Guatemala decreased markedly.

For egg products, exports in January-June 2021 totaled 18,397 metric tons, 8,4 percent less than in the same period last year, while the value of exports reached 2,6 percent more. . The decrease in export quantity is largely due to the reduction in US domestic production. US production of egg products from January to June this year was 636,485 metric tons, a year-on-year decrease of 1,6 percent. hundred. Exports to the top six markets, including Japan, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, the EU-27 and Hong Kong, accounted for 85,2 percent or $ 46,7 million. Egg product exports in June were 3294 metric tons, 10,8 percent more than in June 2020, while the value of exports was $ 9,4 million, 19,8 percent more. , thanks in large part to increased exports to Japan. June export sales to Japan increased 92,5 percent to $ 4,4 million, while exports to Canada decreased 12,5 percent to $ 1,4 million. While exports to South Korea, Ecuador and Trinidad and Tobago increased markedly, exports to the EU-27, Vietnam, Taiwan and the Philippines decreased significantly.

- By Dr. Renan Zhuang.

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