International Egg and Poultry Review: US

US - This is a weekly report by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), looking at international developments concerning the poultry industry. This week's review looks at duck meat trade in the US.
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January-October 2010 cumulative overall commodity imports have increased 96 per cent from 2009 for the same time frame. Frozen cuts are currently 72 per cent of 2010's cumulative imports and have increased 291 per cent since 2009 while imports on the balance of commodity items have generally declined. So far in 2010, Canada has continued it dominance as the primary source of commodity imports.

Cumulative prepared duck meat imports for the January-October time frame have increased 21 per cent from 2009 for the same time frame. After imports of prepared duck meat dropped about 5,250 per cent from 2000 to 2007, they have increased 590 per cent since then. Canada is also the primary source of prepared duck meat in 2010 with a 87 per cent market share, however, consistent minor sources of prepared duck meat over the last 10 years include Mexico and Thailand.

Even though January-October, 2010 cumulative frozen whole duck exports are up 25 per cent from 2009's January-October cumulative exports the balance of frozen commodity duck exports are down. Overall January-October commodity duck exports as a result are down one per cent from 2009. After North America, the three most common export regions in the world are the Caribbean, East and Southeast Asia.

Prepared duck meat January-October cumulative exports are up 16 per cent from 2009. Canada is the leading importer of US prepared duck meat taking 45 per cent of exports. The next leading export destinations so far in 2010 have been Viet Nam, Thailand, Ecuador and Suriname.

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