Broiler parts exports in June this year decreased 14.2 percent in quantity and 3.0 percent in value when compared with June 2010.  Exports were 247,125 metric tons valued at $280.33 million in June 2011 versus 287,957 tons valued at $288.93 million year earlier.  Hong Kong and Mexico were the top two parts markets and had increases in both quantity and value which helped contribute to the significant lead that Hong Kong and Mexico had over other destinations.  Broiler parts exports to Russia in June 2011 were 3,419 tons valued at $3.6 million, compared with 24 tons valued at $0.06 million in June 2010.  Eight of the top 15 parts markets registered gains in both quantity and value in June 2011.  For the top 15 parts markets combined exports increased 4.1 percent in quantity and rose 9.1 percent in value.  However, “other countries” were off 43.9 percent in quantity and 28.9 percent in value when this June is compared with June 2010.

Broiler parts exports in June 2010 and June 2011 were as follows:

U.S. Broiler Parts for the Month of June
Destination Quantity Value
2010 2011 Change 2010 2011 Change
— metric tons — — percent — — million dollars — — percent —
Hong Kong 37,366 41,489 11.0 57.07 58.45 2.4
Mexico 37,746 38,738 2.6 27.61 36.01 30.4
Korea 7,583 19,265 154.1 8.73 20.65 136.5
Vietnam 4,852 10,686 120.2 4.37 11.82 170.4
Georgia 15,951 9,787 -38.6 12.27 9.80 -20.1
Canada 8,444 9,726 15.2 23.47 20.65 -12.0
Taiwan 15,165 8,175 -46.1 16.51 10.44 -36.8
Congo (Brazzaville) 5,669 8,167 44.1 4.20 4.21 0.2
Angola 13,815 7,536 -45.5 12.45 9.71 -22.0
China 5,378 7,018 30.5 7.95 9.02 13.4
Japan 3,982 5,344 34.2 3.56 4.90 37.6
Haiti 3,111 5,228 68.0 2.78 4.93 77.6
Philippines 7,656 5,043 -34.1 6.51 4.79 -26.3
Guatemala 6,518 5,023 -22.9 5.77 5.12 -11.3
United Arab Emirates 4,917 4,265 -13.3 3.79 4.51 19.2
Top 15 Markets 178,153 185,490 4.1 197.02 215.02 9.1
Other Countries 109,804 61,635 -43.9 91.91 65.31 -28.9
Grand Total 287,957 247,125 -14.2 288.93 280.33 -3.0

The less-than-robust performance of parts exports in June contributed to a lackluster first-half 2011 for the exports of parts.  For January-June 2011 parts exports totaled 1,480,759 tons valued at $1,652.92 million compared with 1,501,854 tons valued at $1,545.32 million during first-half 2010, a 1.4-percent decline in quantity but a 7.0-percent increase in value.  By a sizable margin, Hong Kong and Mexico were the  top two markets.  Ten of the top 15 parts markets experienced gains in quantity while nine countries had increases in value.  For the top 15 markets together exports increased 9.6 percent in quantity and increased 14.0 percent in value this June over a year ago.  “Other countries” were off  20.9 percent in quantity and 9.0 percent in value.

For broiler parts during January-June 2010 and January-June 2010 exports were as follows:

U.S. Broiler Parts for the Period of January-June
Destination Quantity Value
2010 2011 Change 2010 2011 Change
— metric tons — — percent — — million dollars — — percent —
Hong Kong 219,795 254,644 15.9 324.03 356.65 10.1
Mexico 212,441 213,865 0.7 157.12 192.21 22.3
Korea 37,184 70,931 90.8 43.79 81.72 86.6
Taiwan 66,631 60,117 -9.8 70.43 65.81 -6.6
Canada 48,756 54,144 11.1 128.86 122.43 -5.0
Angola 65,230 49,546 -24.0 58.76 54.99 -6.4
Russia 25,605 49,392 92.9 22.15 52.50 137.0
Iraq 39,218 47,333 20.7 30.26 45.13 49.1
Vietnam 45,406 41,400 -8.8 45.64 43.45 -4.8
Georgia 49,555 39,792 -19.7 39.61 37.76 -4.7
China 47,909 37,575 -21.6 63.86 47.11 -26.2
Philippines 27,811 37,525 34.9 26.60 35.06 31.8
Latvia 26,655 33,304 24.9 20.13 30.51 51.5
Haiti 18,773 32,054 70.7 16.62 28.51 71.6
Guatemala 30,380 31,793 4.7 25.48 29.44 15.6
Top 15 Markets 961,349 1,053,415 9.6 1,073.32 1,223.27 14.0
Other Countries 540,505 427,344 -20.9 472.01 429.65 -9.0
Grand Total 1,501,854 1,480,759 -1.4 1,545.32 1,652.92 7.0

Note–A double counting of 25 smaller trading partners has been found in NCC broiler parts statistics.  The problem began in January 2010 (November 2009 trade data) after USDA moved to its current Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS).  The following trading partner were double counted in the broiler parts exports:  Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, British Virgin Islands, Cape Verde, Cook Islands, Denmark, Dominica, France, French Polynesia, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Israel, Italy, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles (excluding Aruba), New Caledonia, New Zealand, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Tonga, and Tuvalu.  The double counting has been removed from today’s report.  The year-to-date and monthly tonnage for broiler parts reported last week were overstated by approximately 2 percent and the value figures, by approximately 3 percent.  The June trade statistics have been revised for last week’s chicken export story.  If you would like additional corrected data, please contact Wade Parker at wparker@chickenusa.org.