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Chicken Parts Exports in October 2012 Decrease 3.7 Percent in Quantity But Edge Up 0.2 Percent in Value - Washington Report
Chicken parts exports in October this year were 317,212 metric tons valued at $394.91 million compared with a year earlier when exports were 329,280 tons valued at $393.97 million, a 3.7-percent decrease in tonnage and a 0.2-percent rise in dollars.  The top two parts markets (Mexico and China) both registered very measurable increases in both quantity and value.

Ten of the top 15 parts markets had increases in both quantity and value.  Together, these top 15 markets had a 1.4 percent decline in quantity and a 0.5 percent slip in value.  “Other countries” had an 8.3 percent decrease in quantity but a 1.9 percent gain in value.

Chicken parts exports in October 2011 and October 2012 were as follows:

U.S. Chicken Parts for the Month of October
Destination Quantity Value
2011 2012 Change 2011 2012 Change
– metric tons – – percent – – million dollars – – percent –
Mexico 34,930 50,145 43.6 32.90 55.04 67.3
China 9,966 25,497 155.8 11.57 30.77 166.0
Russia 28,828 24,644 -14.5 35.80 29.25 -18.3
Angola 26,677 19,454 -27.1 31.47 23.18 -26.3
Hong Kong 55,385 13,846 -75.0 78.50 17.53 -77.7
Canada 10,784 12,587 16.7 24.49 34.83 42.2
Cuba 14,026 12,075 -13.9 14.40 13.13 -8.8
Taiwan 4,674 10,276 119.9 5.07 12.55 147.3
Lithuania 7,826 8,369 6.9 7.98 9.49 19.0
Philippines 5,086 7,606 49.5 5.16 7.19 39.2
Turkey 651 7,580 1,064.4 1.08 9.14 743.5
United Arab Emirates 5,868 7,210 22.9 6.46 8.54 32.1
Georgia 5,145 6,475 25.9 5.62 6.87 22.2
Iraq 8,316 6,415 -22.9 9.24 7.66 -17.1
Kazakhstan 3,457 6,346 83.6 4.19 7.42 77.0
Top 15 Markets 221,619 218,525 -1.4 273.92 272.58 -0.5
Other Countries 107,661 98,687 -8.3 120.05 122.34 1.9
Grand Total 329,280 317,212 -3.7 393.97 394.91 0.2

Chicken parts exports during January-October 2012 totaled 2,972,542 metric tons valued at $3,641.27 million compared with 2,747,701 tons valued at $3,127.35 million, an 8.2-percent increase in quantity and a 16.4-percent increase in value.  Mexico, the top parts market during the first ten months of 2012, had a 22.3-percent increase in quantity and a 44.7-percent increase in value when compared to a year earlier.  On the other hand, next top market Hong Kong experienced a 43.7-percent decrease in quantity and a 45.3- percent decrease in value.  Of the top 15 parts markets, 12 countries had increases in quantity and  13 countries had increases in value.  For the top 15 markets combined, the quantity increased 13.4 percent and the value increased 18.9 percent.  “Other countries” parts exported dropped 2.3 percent in tonnage but increased 10.9 percent in dollars.

Chicken parts exports during January-October 2011 and January-October 2012 were as follows:

U.S. Chicken Parts for the Period of January-October
Destination Quantity Value
2011 2012 Change 2011 2012 Change
– metric tons – – percent – – million dollars – – percent –
Mexico 357,206 436,724 22.3 329.46 476.84 44.7
Hong Kong 476,430 268,275 -43.7 657.51 359.35 -45.3
Russia 157,313 229,586 45.9 180.68 257.40 42.5
China 77,430 189,355 144.5 95.12 225.42 137.0
Angola 129,626 142,498 9.9 144.67 164.89 14.0
Cuba 73,630 122,309 66.1 70.86 127.28 79.6
Canada 97,460 119,598 22.7 217.04 323.02 48.8
Taiwan 82,687 110,409 33.5 91.34 132.82 45.4
Kazakhstan 18,618 80,441 332.1 19.36 93.91 385.2
Lithuania 44,700 69,790 56.1 45.36 70.40 55.2
Georgia 84,211 65,415 -22.3 84.35 71.80 -14.9
Iraq 70,631 64,937 -8.1 69.95 73.54 5.1
United Arab Emirates 54,163 63,687 17.6 54.90 71.80 30.8
Philippines 57,098 61,377 7.5 53.89 60.35 12.0
Guatemala 52,790 55,725 5.6 50.55 64.91 28.4
Top 15 Markets 1,833,993 2,080,126 13.4 2,165.04 2,573.72 18.9
Other Countries 913,708 892,416 -2.3 962.31 1,067.55 10.9
Grand Total 2,747,701 2,972,542 8.2 3,127.35 3,641.27 16.4