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US EGGS AND BROILER EXPORTS POST VALUE AND VOLUME GAINS IN FIRST 11 MONTHS; TURKEY GROWS IN VALUE

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U.S. egg and broiler exports posted gains in both volume and value from January to November 2021, while turkey exports rose in value, according to new trade data released by the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service. USDA.

U.S. broiler exports to Mexico, Cuba, the Philippines, and Guatemala for the first eleven months of 2021 reached an all-time high in both volume and value, while exports to China during the period set a record in value.

Meanwhile, strength in South Korea, Hong Kong, Mexico and Canada boosted egg exports. Table egg exports in January-November 2021 reached an all-time high of 185,1 million dozen. Egg exports to South Korea during the 11-month period set a record for both volume and value.

The US turkey export value for the eleven-month period in 2021 was up 12.6 percent from the same period a year earlier. And the value of turkey exports to Guatemala, Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras reached an all-time high.

CHICKEN EXPORTS

Broiler exports from January to November 2021 were 3.321.850 metric tons, 1.4% more than in the same period of the previous year, while the value of exports increased by 25.5% (Figure 1). Of the total shipment, 53.6 percent or 1.779.845 metric tons were shipped to the top six markets, including Mexico, China, Cuba, Taiwan, the Philippines and Canada. Shipments to Mexico in January-November 2021 were 662,490 metric tons, up 4.6 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Exports to China decreased 10.5 percent to 413,928 tons (of which 61.8 percent or 255.715 metric tons were chicken feet), while shipments to Cuba increased 77.5 percent to 276,775 tons. Exports to other major markets were Taiwan, 147,900 tons, down 34.0 percent; Philippines, 146,168 tons, 109 percent more; Canada, 132,585 tons, 4.6 percent less; Angola, 127,649 tons, 25.2 percent more; Guatemala, 126,862 tons, 19.4 percent more; Vietnam, 94,391 tons, 33.8 percent less; Colombia, 81,393 tons, 9.2 percent more.

Broiler exports in November 2021 were 308,151 metric tons, 3.2% less than the same month in 2020, while the value of exports reached 23.1% more. Shipments to Mexico were down 12.4% year over year to 56,607 metric tons, while exports to China were down 33.8% to 42,614 metric tons (of which 58.3% or 23,569 metric tons were chicken feet).

Exports to Cuba rose 135 percent to 28,686 metric tons, while shipments to Taiwan fell 3.0 percent to 16,481 metric tons. While exports to Congo (Brazzaville), Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Georgia, Peru, Haiti, and Qatar increased markedly year on year, exports to Angola, Chile, Guatemala, Iraq, Gabon, Congo (Kinshasa), South Africa , Canada, and the Dominican Republic decreased significantly.

TURKEY EXPORTS

Accumulated turkey exports from January to November 2021 were 229,089 metric tons, 3.8% less than in the same period of the previous year, while the value of exports reached 12,6% more (Figure 2). Of the total amount exported, 79.6% or 182,278 metric tons were shipped to the top six markets including Mexico, Benin, South Africa, Canada, China and the Dominican Republic with Mexico only accounting for 67.4% or 154,421 metric tons.

Turkey exports in November 2021 were 21,284 metric tons, 12.9% less than in the same month of 2020, while the export value reached 13.3% more, thanks to the increase in export prices. Shipments to Mexico were 14,319 metric tons, 11.5% less than the previous year, while the value of exports reached 16.5% more. While exports to Benin, South Africa, Palau and Congo (Brazzaville) increased significantly, shipments to China, Guatemala, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, Taiwan and El Salvador decreased markedly.

EGG EXPORTS

Total egg exports (table eggs plus egg products in shell egg equivalent) for the first eleven months of 2021 increased by 17.3% to 310,1 million dozen. The value of those exports grew by 40.3 percent. (Figure 3).

Cumulative exports of table eggs during the first eleven months of 2021 were 185,1 million dozen, 39.2% more than in the same period of the previous year, while the value of exports reached 67.3% more. Of the total shipments, 89.1 percent or 165,0 million dozen were shipped to the top six export markets, namely Mexico, Hong Kong, South Korea, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the Bahamas. Exports of table eggs for November 2021 were 11,7 million dozen, 5.4% more than in the same month of 2020, while the value of exports reached 9.6% more, thanks to the increase in exports to Canada. Exports to Canada reached 2,2 million dozen, up 123% from November 2020, while shipments to Hong Kong reached 4,6 million dozen, up 9,1%. While exports to the United Arab Emirates, the Leeward and Windward Islands, Israel and Haiti increased significantly, exports to Mexico, Guatemala, Oman and the EU-27 decreased markedly.

For egg products, exports in January-November 2021 totaled 32,135 metric tons, 3.0% less than in the same period of the previous year, while the value of exports reached 7.2% more. Export sales to Japan were 30.4 percent higher year over year. While exports to Canada and South Korea increased significantly, exports to Mexico and the EU-27 decreased markedly. Exports to six major markets, including Japan, Canada, South Korea, Mexico, the EU-27 and Hong Kong, accounted for 87,0 percent.

By Dr. Renan Zhuang, Director of Economic Analysis

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