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US poultry exports set records for Q1 and Q2 2021

Trade data from the Foreign Agricultural Service shows that exports of broilers, eggs and turkey posted gains in both volume and value during the first six months of 2021.

20 August 2021, at 8:00am

Total broiler export quantity for January through June this year set a record of 1,856,027 metric tonnes. Broiler exports to Cuba and the Philippines during the six-month period reached all-time highs in both volume and value, while exports to China set a year-over-year record in value.

Meanwhile, strength in South Korea, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong propelled egg exports. Table egg exports for the first half of this year set an all-time high at 98.6 million dozen. Egg exports to South Korea through June of this year reached record highs in both volume and value.

Turkey exports for the first half of this year increased 3.3%, thanks largely to increased shipments to Mexico, Benin, Peru, and South Africa.

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