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Value of US Poultry Production Has Doubled in 14 Years

24 September 2014

US - The value of US poultry production increased from $21.2 billion in 2000 to $44.1 billion in 2013 – an increase of 108 per cent. In 2013, egg production accounted for 19.3 per cent of the overall value of the US poultry industry.

This latest report released by the International Egg Commission (IEC) shows that in 2012, poultry production accounted for $42.8 billion, 10.8 per cent, of the USA’s total value of agricultural production.

The report, produced for the IEC by Professor Hans-Wilhelm Windhorst of the University of Vechta in Germany, analyses the world’s leading poultry production country between 2000 and 2013; it examines the dynamics, patterns and perspective of this growing industry.

In 2012 the US ranked as number one in chicken meat, with an 18.4 per cent share of global production volume; it also ranked number one in turkey meat production, with 48.3 per cent of global share; and was second only to China in egg production, contributing 8.2 per cent.

'Poultry Industry of the USA: Dynamics, Patterns and Perspectives' is a fascinating report, a must-read for anyone involved in the poultry industry globally. It analyses the regional poultry production areas within the United States and also reviews how egg production has been affected by feed costs and feed production and looks at the shift in egg production locations resulting from the banning of conventional cages in California.

The report also contains data on the export of eggs, broiler meat and turkey, and concludes with projections about the development of poultry meat and egg production in the USA between 2013 and 2023.

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You can view the full report by clicking here.

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