US poultry and egg exports set record last year


U.S. poultry and egg exports in 2022 set a record at $6.234 billion, up 12.4 percent over 2021, with broiler exports reaching an all-time high in both volume and value, according to new trade data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.

Posted on Feb 17 ,00:15

US poultry and egg exports set record last year

U.S. broiler exports to the Philippines, Congo (Brazzaville), Gambia, Mauritania, Benin, and Guinea in 2022 reached all-time highs in volume and value, while exports to China and Taiwan set records in value. Also, Angola, Georgia, Vietnam, Gabon, Singapore, Canada, Turkmenistan, Iraq, and Chile showed tremendous gains in broiler exports from the previous year. Broiler exports in 2022 were 3,792,380 metric tons, up 4.6 percent from 2021, while export value reached $5.218 billion, up 17.0 percent.

Turkey exports in 2022 were 184,837 metric tons, down 25.6 percent from 2021, while export value was $641.6 million, down 3.6 percent. The decrease in export volume is due largely to HPAI detections in important turkey-producing states such as Minnesota, Indiana, and North Carolina. More than 9.44 million commercial turkey meat birds were affected by the end of December 2022. And U.S. turkey production in 2022 was 2.351 million metric tons, down 6.1 percent from the previous year.

Total egg exports (table eggs plus egg products in shell egg equivalent) in 2022 decreased by 52.0 percent to 160.8 million dozen. The value of those exports dropped by 14.4 percent to $266.5 million. 

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