USDA International Egg and Poultry
30 May 2012
So far in 2012 North America, the number 1 export report region for the 1st quarter, has consumed 21% of the US broiler meat exports, unchanged from 2011 and higher than the 12% in 2002 for the same time frame. Leg quarters have been the number 1 broiler meat item during the 1st quarter of 2012 totaling 424,514 metric tons, or 54% of 2012’s total broiler meat exports.
Total cumulative US turkey meat exports for the January-March, 2012 time frame are 13% higher than last year for the same time frame and are currently at 10 year highs. North America, as with the broiler meat exports, was the number US turkey meat export region destination. For the 1st quarter of 2012 North America consumed 61% US turkey meat exports compared to 59% in 2011 and 53% in 2002 for the same time frame. Fresh/chilled turkey cuts have been then number 1 US turkey meat exported during the 1st quarter of 2012 totaling 29,303.4 metric tons, or 36% of 2012’s total US exports.
US total January-March, 2012 cumulative egg product exports are 8% higher than 2011 and 90% higher than 2002 for the same time frames. However, US egg product exports are 2% lower than the 2010 10 year high for the January-March time frame. East Asia was the number 1 US egg product destination consuming 40% of exports. In 2011 East Asia for the January-March time frame consumed 58% of US egg product exports which is higher than 2002’s 37% for the same frame. Fresh, frozen, cooked egg yolks was the number 1 egg product exported for the 1st quarter of 2012 totaling 3,299 metric tons, or 33% of total US egg product exports.
Source: Source: Department of Commerce, US Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics/USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
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