International Egg and Poultry Review: Middle East & North Africa

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA - 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 focuses on the poultry industry in Middle East and North Africa.
calendar icon 9 November 2011
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Even though the Middle East and North Africa Regions are often combined in USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service and Economic Research Service projections, most of the United States (US) poultry meat exports will go to the Middle East. Of the US's cumulative January-August 2011, Middle East and North Africa broiler meat and turkey meat exports less than one per cent went to the North Africa Region and nine per cent of US egg product exports.

Total estimated imports for the combined regions increased 172 per cent from 2001-2011. Total cumulative January-August US poultry meat exports to the combined regions increased 434 per cent from 2001-2011. US January-August cumulative broiler meat exports to the combined regions increased 431 per cent from 2001-2011. US cumulative turkey meat exports for the same time frame increased 623 per cent and egg and egg products up 256 per cent to the combined regions.

The USDA Economic Research Service is projecting for the combined Middle East and North Africa regions from 2010-2021 for poultry consumption (includes broilers and turkeys) to increase 21 per cent and production to increases about 11 per cent. Meanwhile, exports for the combined region are projected to increase 30 per cent while total imports increase about 42 per cent.
Sources: USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service; USDA, Economic Research Service

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