Poultry meat sales to China are expected to hit a record in 2020, according to a new report published by the U.S. Trade Representative’s office on the status of the Phase One China Trade Agreement.

“The opening of the China market has been particularly noteworthy in certain sectors,” the report said. “For example, the Phase One Agreement re-opened China’s market to U.S. poultry meat, which previously had been completely closed due to a four-year-old ban related to avian influenza. U.S. poultry farmers have capitalized on the new opportunities opened up for them. In the first eight months of this year, U.S. poultry farmers had exported nearly $436 million in poultry meat to China. At the current pace, we expect a record year for poultry meat exports to China.”

The report did not break down export data by product subcategory, such as frozen bone-in leg quarters or broiler paws.

The report also assessed the increased exports of other U.S. commodities such as corn and soybeans as well as proteins like beef and pork.

“All indications are that the substantial increases in China’s agricultural purchases will continue and benefits will redound for years, if not decades, as U.S. farmers and ranchers continue to build strong connections with China’s consumers who can see for themselves that U.S. agricultural products are unmatched in quality and affordability,” the report concluded.

“With the achievements in place already, and with more to come, the Phase One Agreement will benefit United States agriculture for years and decades in the future.”

The full report can be found here.

Historical export data can be found here at USDA’s Global Agricultural Trade System, including value and tonnage. USTR has not published 2020 China trade data, including the $436 million 2020 export total, in GATS yet.