Chicken exports in May this year were 295,568 metric tons valued at $360.64 million compared with 279,206 tons valued at $309.40 million in May 2010, a 5.9-percent increase in quantity and a 16.6-percent increase in value.  Broiler parts exports within the overall chicken category were 272,574 tons valued at $319.66 million this May, 4.8 percent above the 260,119 tons in May 2010 and 16.9 percent above the $273.42 million year earlier.  Whole chicken exports increased significantly with a 32.0-percent rise in quantity and a 35.1 percent gain in value.  Prepared chicken and sausages exports were off 0.4 percent in quantity but up 1.7 percent in value when this May is compared with May 2010.

Chicken exports for May 2010 and May 2011 were as follows:

U.S. Chicken Exports during the Month of May
QuantityValue
20102011Change20102011Change
– metric tons –– percent –– million dollars –– percent –
 Broiler parts 260,119 272,574 4.8 273.42 319.66 16.9
 Whole chickens 12,297 16,230 32.0 13.15 17.77 35.1
 Prepared chicken & sausages 6,790 6,764 -0.4 22.83 23.21 1.7
 Total 279,206 295,568 5.9 309.40 360.64 16.6

Chicken exports during January-May 2011 totaled 1,364,405 metric tons valued at $1,600.32 million compared with 1,329,691 tons valued at $1,459.73 million during the first five months of last year, an increase of 2.6 percent in quantity and a 9.6-percent increase in value.  Broiler parts so far this year were 1,261,733 tons valued at $1,410.34 million, a 1.7-percent increase in quantity and a 9.2-percent increase in value.  Whole chicken exports experienced good gains with a 20.3-percent increase in quantity and a 24.5-percent increase in value.  Prepared chicken and sausages exports were also up with increases of 5.3 percent and 6.6 percent, for quantity and value, respectively.

Chicken exports for January-May 2010 and January-May 2011 were as follows:

U.S. Chicken Exports during the Period of January-May
QuantityValue
20102011Change20102011Change
– metric tons –– percent –– million dollars –– percent –
 Broiler parts 1,240,311 1,261,733 1.7 1,291.69 1,410.34 9.2
 Whole chickens 57,048 68,628 20.3 60.55 75.41 24.5
 Prepared chicken & sausages 32,332 34,044 5.3 107.49 114.57 6.6
 Total 1,329,691 1,364,405 2.6 1,459.73 1,600.32 9.6

Top broiler parts markets in May 2011 were Hong Kong and Mexico.  Parts exports to Hong Kong this May were 41,222 metric tons valued at $57.37 million, 1.2 percent less in quantity and 8.1 percent less in value when compared with May 2010.  Exports of parts to Mexico were 34,710 tons valued at $33.34 million, off 0.9 percent in quantity but up 24.9 percent in value.  China, the eighth largest parts market in May this year, had 8,478 tons valued at $10.85 million, a 108.4-percent increase in quantity and an 82.7-percent increase in value.  Russia, the 12th largest parts market in May, had 7,227 tons valued at $8.66 million compared with essentially zero in May 2010.

Next week’s Washington Report will present broiler parts exports for the top 15 markets for May 2011 and January-May 2011.

 

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