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USDA International Egg and Poultry


17 July 2012

USDA International Egg and Poultry: Comparison of Top US Exports of Mechanically Separated Chicken (MSC)USDA International Egg and Poultry: Comparison of Top US Exports of Mechanically Separated Chicken (MSC)

Based on data, total US exports of MSC (HS1602320035) dropped 3% from January-April of 2012 (15,647 MT) versus 2011 (16,075 MT). In April 2012, the US exported 3,349 MT, 18% higher than March 2012 (2,837 MT) and 67% higher than April 2011 (2,001 MT).
USDA International Egg and Poultry

US MSC exports increased from January-April 2011 to 2012 into the following countries: Philippines (+155%), Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico (+34%), Chile, and Honduras (+18%). In contrast, exports of MSC declined from January-April 2011 versus 2012 into the following countries: Dominican Republic (-17%), Guatemala (-10%), Colombia (-56%), Panama (-27%), China (-77%), and Barbados.

The US exported a total of $13,210,000 worth of MSC from January-April 2012, 22% higher than 2011 ($10,788,000) and up 19% from 2010 ($11,070,000). In April 2012, the US exported a total of $3,349,000 worth of MSC, 18% higher than March 2012 ($2,837,000) and up 67% from April 2011 ($3,654,000).







Comparison of Top US Exports of MSC in 2012 by Volume and Destination (Percentage of Total US MSC Exports)
Note: DR = Dominican Republic. 2012* = Data from January-April 2012.

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