International Egg and Poultry Review

US - By the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service - This is a weekly report looking at international developments concerning the poultry industry.
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FSIS Library of Exports Update

Note: * Ratites Only; ** People’s Republic of China; *** Japan updated export requirements for egg products July 25, 2007 and on poultry on July 24, 2007.

US Broiler Meat Export Destinations (‘000 MT)

US Turkey Meat Export Destinations (‘000 MT)

US Poultry Meat Export Destinations (‘000 MT)

Note: * People's Republic of China; ** A country that is a summarization of its component countries.
Source: USDA FAS

US chicken meat exports in the first 5 months of 2007 totaled 1,113,013.7 metric tons (MT) increasing 4.4% from the previous year. The top five US broiler meat export destinations from January to May of 2007 were Russia (266,500 MT), the People’s Republic of China (243,673.1 MT), Mexico (84,117.4 MT), Lithuania (52,357.3 MT), and Canada (48,995.5 MT). Compared to the first 5 months of 2006, broiler exports in 2007 decreased 12.7% to Russia, rose 59.7% to China, dropped 26.6% to Mexico, increased 589.5% to Lithuania, and were up 25.1% to Canada. US broiler meat production totaled 14.6 billion pounds from January to May of 2007, 2.4% lower than a year ago. May totaled 3.2 billion pounds (-1.3%). Production estimates for July to December 2007 are expected to reach 18.1 billion pounds (+2.3%); 2008 estimates are predicting 36.5 billion pounds, 100 million pounds (+2.3%) over 2007 projected levels.

Turkey meat exports from January to May of 2007 totaled 89,177.6 MT, up 10.4% from the previous year. The top 5 US turkey meat export destinations were Mexico (55,414.2 MT), China (7,548.2 MT), Russia (4,126.0 MT), Hong Kong (2,540.5 MT), and Panama (1,963.4 MT). Total turkey meat exports from January to May of 2006 versus 2007 increased 1.0% to Mexico, rose 225.4% to China, improved 79.6% to Russia, fell 24.4% to Hong Kong, and rose 21.7% to Panama. US turkey meat production in May 2007 hit 510 million pounds, up 2.9% from 2006, while production from January to May of 2007 increased 4.2%. Estimates for the second half of 2007 are projected to reach 2.94 billion pounds (+1.7%).

Exports of US poultry meat totaled 1,205,712 MT in the first 5 months of 2007, up 4.8% from last year. The top 5 poultry meat export destinations in 2007 were Russia (270,626.2 MT), China (251,515.4 MT), Mexico 139,916 MT), Lithuania (52,404.5 MT), and Canada (51,017.6 MT). US poultry meat exports from January to May of 2007 fell 12.0% to Russia, rose 62.4% to China, dropped 17.6% to Mexico, improved 589.5% to Lithuania, and increased 26.2% to Canada.

EU-27 Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Section 7. Other Specific Standards

H. Animal Products

Egg Marking

Commission Regulation 557/2007, which entered into force on July 1, 2007, lays down rules for implementing Council Regulation 1028/2006 on marketing standards for eggs. The US currently only exports shell eggs to the EU for breaking and further processing in food processing facilities. Such eggs are graded as “class B” eggs under EU standards. According to EU interpretation of Article 30 of Regulation 557/2007, eggs imported from third countries, including eggs for processing, must be clearly and legibly marked in the country of origin in accordance with the ISO 3166 country code. In practice, this means that each egg individually has to be marked “USA”.


Council Regulation 1029/2006 of June 26, 1990 on certain marketing standards for poultry.
Source: USDA FAS

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