International Egg and Poultry Review: Caribbean

CARIBBEAN - 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 US poultry meat and egg exports to the Caribbean.
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Even though total domestic broiler meat consumption in the Caribbean is being predicted to decline less than one per cent for 2011 from 2010, total broiler meat consumption in the Caribbean will increase 49 per cent from 263,000 metric tons in 2001 to 392,000 metric tons in 2011. Even with a one per cent increase total broiler meat production from 2010, 2011 broiler meat production in the Caribbean will be approximately 18 per cent lower than 2001.

To make up the difference between the increasing domestic broiler meat consumption and the lower domestic broiler domestic broiler meat production, total broiler meat imports are projected to increase 148 per cent from 2001 to 2011. A minor decrease in total broiler meat imports for 2011 when compared to 2010 is being forecast.

Cumulative January-July, 2011 United States (US) broiler meat exports to the Caribbean are down 15 per cent by volume from the same period in 2010 and up 195 per cent since 2001 for the same time-frame. This compares to total cumulative January-July 2011 US broiler meat exports up three per cent since 2010 and 16 per cent higher since 2001. The number 1 US broiler meat export destination in the Caribbean so far is Haiti.

US January-July cumulative turkey meat exports to the Caribbean are down 18 per cent from 2010 and up 91 per cent since 2001. Total US turkey meat exports for the January-July time frame are up 27 per cent since 2010 and 41 per cent higher since 2001. The number 1 turkey meat Caribbean export destination is the Dominican Republic.

US Caribbean egg and egg product January-July cumulative exports are up four per cent since 2011 and up 790 per cent since 2001. In 2011, total US egg and egg product exports increased seven per cent since 2010 and 39 per cent since 2001 for the same cumulative time frame. For the January-July 2011 time frame, the Dominican Republic is the number destination followed closely by the Bahamas.
Source: USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service Official USDA Estimates; USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Statistics

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