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International Egg and Poultry Review: US

by 5m Editor
3 February 2010, at 8:49am

US - This is a weekly report by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), looking at international developments concerning the poultry industry. This weeks report covers ducks in the United States.

From 2007-2009, the number of ducks slaughtered in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Preliminary Poultry Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection decreased 17 per cent.

Import quantities of ducks for January-November have decreased about 31 per cent since 2007 and dropped close to 50 per cent since the 10 year high in 2003 when compared to 2009 cumulative totals. The value of January-November 2009 cumulative imports have decreased close to 19 per cent since 2007, or about 33 per cent since the high in 2003 for the last 10 years.

Export quantities for January-November cumulative totals have dropped approximately 14 per cent since 2007 or 48 per cent since 2005’s 10-year high. Export values, meanwhile, have dropped 5 per cent since 2007 or 19 per cent since the 10-year high in 2005.

Approximately 97 per cent of the United States duck imports came from Canada for the January-November 2009 time frame. The only import category Canada did not dominate was in fresh/chilled livers where France led. For the January-November 2009, the two most popular items exported were frozen cuts and frozen whole ducks consisting of about 89 per cent of the exports. So far in 2009, the areas included in the top destinations for exports have been Asia, Caribbean and North America.

Source: USDA/FAS

Source: USDA/AMS/Poultry Market News & Analysis

Source: USDA/Foregn Agricultural Service

Source: USDA/Foregn Agricultural Service

Source: USDA/Foregn Agricultural Service

Source: USDA/Foregn Agricultural Service

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.