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USDA International Egg and Poultry


05 June 2013

USDA International Egg and Poultry: US Shell Egg ExportsUSDA International Egg and Poultry: US Shell Egg Exports

US shell egg exports rose from 82.8 million dozen in 2011 to 127.6 million dozen in 2012, an increase of 54%.
USDA International Egg and Poultry

Exports for the first four months of 2013 were 72% higher compared to the same period in 2012 (50.7 million and 29.5 million, respectively.)

US Shell Egg Exports*

*HS codes 040721, 040729, and 040790 for 2012-2013; HS code 0407000040 for 2008-2011

Exports to Mexico for the first four months of 2013 totaled 12.9 million, up sharply from 478,539 dozen for the same period in 2012. Mexico has experienced a series of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian starting in June, 2012, which resulted in a shortage of shell eggs. Exports to Hong Kong rose to 17.1 million dozen, up from 13.2 million dozen in the first four months of 2012.

*Shell Eggs Exports to Top Five Markets

*HS codes 040721, 040729, 040790 for 2012-2013; HS code 0407000040 for 2007-2011

Since January 2012, shell egg exports, excluding hatching eggs, have been broken down into fresh chicken eggs, fresh bird eggs, and processed/cooked bird eggs. In 2012, the breakdown was fresh chicken eggs: 107.8 million dozen; fresh bird eggs: 18.3 million dozen; and processed/cooked eggs: 1.4 million dozen.

US Shell Egg Exports: World and Top Five Markets
Chicken eggs, fresh HS 0407210000 in dozens

Data Source: Department of Commerce, US Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics

Evolution of the weekly EU Average Price for Eggs for Consumption

US Large White Eggs, cents per dozen

Northeast Cartoned White Eggs to Volume Buyers delivered warehouse
Source: USDA, AMS Poultry Market News & Analysis

China: Fresh Eggs in Bulk, Average Price in 60 Cities

Source: Quoted from the web site of the National Bureau of Statistics of the People’s Republic of China www.stats.gov.cn

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