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International Egg and Poultry Review: US

by 5m Editor
25 August 2010, at 12:16a.m.

US - This is a weekly report by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), looking at international developments concerning the poultry industry. This week's report looks at egg production in the US.

This is a weekly report by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), looking at international developments concerning the poultry industry. This week's report covers the broiler and egg markets in Japan.

US Egg and Egg ProductExports

Duringthe first half of 2010 total exports of shell eggs and egg products totaled 124 million dozen which is an increase of 24 per cent over the same period in 2009. Most of the increase comes from shipments to Asian countries and continued interest from European Union countries. Despite expected decline in prices for the second half of 2010 exports are not expected to match the strong exports seen in the second half of 2009.

Thetop 5 countries receiving exports of shell eggs in January through June of 2010 from the US were: Hong Kong (12,282,578 dozen, up 14 per cent from January-June 2009), Canada (7,005,324 dozen down 18 per cent from Jan-Jun 2009), United Arab Empirates (4,888,085 dozen up 70 per cent from January-June 2009), China (1,114,440 dozen, down 37 per cent from the January-June 2009 and the Bahamas (948,851 dozen which is up 51 per cent from the same period in 2009). Overall shell egg exports were 31,558,345 dozen, up 2 per cent from the same period in 2009.

The top 5 countries receiving exports of liquid and frozen egg products in January through June of 2010 from the US were: Japan (3,412 mt, up 12 per cent from Jan-Jun 2009, Canada (2,376 mt, down 29 per cent from January-June 2009), Hong Kong (625 mt, up 21 per cent from January-June 2009), The Netherlands (515 mt, up 195 per cent from Jan-Jun 2009), and Mexico (343 MT, up 26 per cent from January-June 2009). Overall liquid and frozen exports were 9,180 metric tons, up 2 per cent from the same period in 2009.

The top 5 countries receiving exportsof dried egg products in January through June 2010 form the US were: Germany (2,195 mt, up 104 per cent from January-June 2009), Japan (1,933 mt, up 23 per cent from January-June 2009), Denmark (979 mt, down 21 per cent from January-June 2009), Canada (957 mt, up 15 per cent from January-June 2009), and Sweden (848 mt, up 425 per cent from January-June 2009.

DataSource: USDA/FAS , ERS, Dept. of Commerce, US Cenus Bureau


US Exports of Shell Eggs in Jan -Jun from 2006-2010
(in thousands of dozens)

US Exports of Liquid/Frozen Egg Products in Jan -Jun from 2006-2010
(in metric tons)

US Exports of Dried Egg Products in Jan -Jun from 2006-2010
(in metric tons)

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.