International Egg and Poultry Review: Argentina

ARGENTINA - By the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). This is a weekly report looking at international developments concerning the poultry industry. This week's report focuses on exports of poultry meat and eggs from Argentina.
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Top export destinations of Argentine poultry continue to be to Chile, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. However, some shifting occurred from January-December of 2008 to January-November of 2009.

Large boosts in exports were seen to Iraq (+273 per cent) and the United Arab Emirates (+171 per cent) with smaller increases to the Congo (+15 per cent) and the Netherlands (+27 per cent). Poultry meat exports decreased to Saudi Arabia (-30 per cent), Angola (-31 per cent) and Venezuela (-90 per cent) in comparison.

Overall, total exports of Argentine poultry meat declined six per cent from January-December of 2008 to January-November of 2009.

Total exports of Argentine egg and egg by-products decreased six per cent from January-December of 2008 to January-November of 2009. Large decreases were noted to Denmark (-70 per cent), Angola (-51 per cent) and Belgium (-45 per cent) with smaller declines to Austria (-6 per cent), Russia (-27 per cent) and Germany (-27 per cent). Increases were noted to Chile (+148 per cent), Colombia (+21 per cent), Cuba (+20 per cent), and Israel (+6 per cent).


Top export destinations of Argentine broiler meat (metric tons, MT)



Argentine broiler meat exports (MT)






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