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USDA International Egg and Poultry


27 December 2012

USDA International Egg and Poultry: United States Turkey Exports/ImportsUSDA International Egg and Poultry: United States Turkey Exports/Imports

The United States (US) turkey meat exports, after a downturn in 2009, have, to date, in 2012 resumed a long trend of increasing exports. US January-October 2012 cumulative total turkey meat exports are 17% above a year ago, 16% over 2008 and 76% higher than 2002 for the same comparable time frames.
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Exports

The top 5 turkey meat export destinations to date in 2012 for the January-October period have been Mexico, China, Canada, Philippines, and Hong Kong. Approximately 76% of US turkey meat exports for January-October 2012 time frame went to these top 5 destinations. For the January-October 2012 period the top 5 turkey export categories were fresh/chilled turkey cuts, other turkey items, frozen legs with bone out, frozen turkeys wings and frozen mechanically separated turkey.

Imports

US turkey product imports, after peaking in 2010 and dropping in 2011, has started increasing again. US January-October 2012 cumulative turkey product imports are 4% higher than 2011, but 13% below 2010’s peak for the same comparable time frame.

The majority of the US’s turkey product imports continued to come from Canada. However, while January-October 2012 frozen turkey cuts imports from Chile rank below Canada, they continue to increase and are up 14% compared to a 4% increase for Canada over the same time frame in 2011. Frozen turkey cuts are 94% of the US’s turkey product imports.

Live turkeys not weighing more than 185 grams each for January- October 2012 are up 23% over 2011 and 44% higher than 2008 for the same comparable time frames. Canada continues to maintain its’ position as the main supplier of live turkeys not weighing more than 185 grams while the United Kingdom is a distant second.

Source: Department of Commerce, US Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics/USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service



US Turkey Exports & Imports
January-October Cumulative Total Comparisons
(Thousand Metric Tons)


Source: Department of Commerce, US Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics/USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service


Source: Department of Commerce, US Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics/USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service

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