Chicken exports in October this year were 351,258 metric tons valued at $435.95 million compared with 340,789 tons valued at $361.93 million in October 2010, a 3.1-percent increase in tonnage and a 20.5-percent increase in value. All three subcategories within the chicken categories experienced gains in quantity and value.  Chicken parts were up 2.8 percent in quantity and 22.1 percent in value while whole chickens staged a 7.2 percent rise in quantity and an 11.4-percent increase in value.  Prepared chicken and sausages saw increases of 6.5 percent and 5.1 percent for quantity and value, respectively.

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

U.S. Chicken Exports during the Month of October
QuantityValue
20102011Change20102011Change
– metric tons –– percent –– million dollars –– percent –
Chicken parts320,005329,0332.8322.39393.5222.1
Whole chickens13,04713,9887.214.0815.6811.4
Prepared chicken & sausages7,7378,2376.525.4526.765.1
Total340,789351,2583.1361.93435.9520.5

Chicken exports during January-October 2011 totaled 2,977,983 metric tons tons valued at $3,533.81 million, 7.1 percent more than the 2,780,638 tons during the first 10 months of last year and 18.4 percent above the $2,985.37 million during the comparable ten months in 2010.  As in October 2011, all subcategories of the chicken categories during January-October this year sustained positive positions compared with a year earlier.  Chicken parts experienced a 5.8-percent increase in quantity and an 18.1-percent increase in value.  On a percentage basis, whole chicken increases were the most pronounced with increases of 34.3 percent and 39.3 percent in quantity and value, respectively.  Prepared chicken and sausages increased 9.9 percent in quantity and 10.4 percent in value.

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

U.S. Chicken Exports for the Period of January-October
QuantityValue
20102011Change20102011Change
– metric tons –– percent –– million dollars –– percent –
Chicken parts2,604,2302,756,4655.82,651.353,129.9918.1
Whole chickens113,306152,17334.3121.01168.6339.3
Prepared chicken & sausages63,10269,3459.9213.01235.2010.4
Total2,780,6382,977,9837.12,985.373,533.8118.4

In October this year, Hong Kong and Mexico were the top two markets for chicken parts.  Hong Kong imported 55,461 metric tons valued at $78.60 million, 26.7 percent more in volume and 33.0 percent more in value.  Mexico imported 34,906 tons valued at $32.86 million, 1.7 percent more in quantity and 16.7 percent more in value.  Russia, the third largest parts market in October this year, had imports of 28,816 tons valued at $35.75 million compared with 95,541 tons valued at $85.43 million in October 2010, a 69.8 percent decrease in quantity and a 58.2 percent decline in value.  Next week’s issue of the Washington Report will report the results for the top 15 chicken parts markets.

 

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