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USDA International Egg and Poultry


17 April 2013

USDA International Egg and Poultry: US Chicken Paw and Feet ExportsUSDA International Egg and Poultry: US Chicken Paw and Feet Exports

The US shipped 49,645 MT of paws and feet from January-February 2013, 25% lower than the same time a year ago (66,072 MT). Comparatively, US paw and feet exports from January-February 2013 are 7% lower than 2011 (53,422 MT), 21% higher than 2010 (41,140 MT), 21% lower than 2009 (62,893 MT), and 27% lower than 2008 (67,666 MT). Total US exports of paws and feet have been on the decline since 2008.
USDA International Egg and Poultry

Comparison of US Paw and Feet Exports versus US Paw and Feet Cold Storage Holdings in Metric Tons (MT)

In February 2013, the US exported a total of 23,688 MT of paws and feet, 9% lower than January 2013 (25,957 MT) and 36% lower than February 2012 (36,786 MT). In comparison, February 2013 exports are 9% lower than February 2011 (26,094 MT), 18% higher than February 2010 (20,150 MT), 23% lower than February 2009 (30,934 MT), and 38% lower than 2008 (38,119 MT).

The top two leading markets for US paw and feet exports have been China and Hong Kong despite ongoing trade disputes. Combined China and Hong Kong accounted for nearly 75% of total US paw and feet exports from January-February in 2013 (49,645 MT) and 98% in 2012 (64,626 MT).

Top US Paw Export Destinations by Volume (MT) in 2013

Note: Data is January-December except 2012* and 2013*, which is January-February. % = Percentage Change from 2012 to 2013. HK = Hong Kong. S.Korea = South Korea. Phil. = Philippines. Sing. = Singapore.

The US exported a total of 337,656 MT to both China and Hong Kong in 2012 accounting for 93% of total exports, 97% in 2011 (337,415 MT), 95% in 2010 (290,507 MT), 98% in 2009 (463,602 MT), and 97% in 2008 (494,903 MT).

Top US Chicken Paw and Feet Prices in 2013* ($/MT)

Note: Data is for HS0207140045 from January-December with the exception of 2013*, which is January-February. S.Korea = South Korea.

 

Top US Paw Exports 2012 versus 2011 by Percentage Value

Note: Data is January-December. HS Code 0207140045. HK = Hong Kong. S.Korea = South Korea. Source: Department of Commerce, US Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics/USDA FAS

 

Top US Paw Export Destinations by Value (‘000 Dollars) in 2013

Note: Data is January-December except 2012* and 2013*, which is January-February. % = Percentage Change from 2012 to 2013. HK = Hong Kong. S.Korea = South Korea. Phil. = Philippines. Sing. = Singapore.

 

Comparison of Top US Exports of MSC in 2013 by Volume and Destination (Percentage of Total US MSC Exports)

Note: All data is January-December except for 2013*, which only includes exports from January-February.

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