PoultryUSA - March 2018 - 10
10 ❙ WATTPoultryUSA
❱❱NEXT ON THE PLATE
VALUE OF US POULTRY
AND EGG EXPORTS UP
MOST SINCE 2013
The dollar value of combined U.S.
poultry and egg exports increased by
10.5 percent in 2017, a bigger gain
than in any year since 2013, according
to a new analysis of federal data by the
A poultry speciﬁc synbiotic
Effective and poultry-speciﬁc
Patented and eu
Well-deﬁned, multi-strain probiotics plus a prebiotic
USA Poultry & Egg Export Council
(USAPEEC). The results reflect the
industry's rebound from the devastating effects of an avian influenza outbreak three years ago.
Combined exports of U.S. poultry
and eggs were $4.509 billion in 2017,
up $427.1 million from 2016, according to trade data released by the
Foreign Agricultural Service.
Chicken, turkey, table egg, and egg
product categories all showed gains in
exports last year.
The value of U.S. poultry and egg
exports had declined in the past three
years after the highly pathogenic
avian influenza outbreak in the U.S. in
2014 and 2015. Export value fell 25.8
percent in 2015 alone. The crisis cost
the U.S. industry more than $4 billion,
the worst revenue loss in the industry's history. Nationwide import bans
imposed by many countries on U.S.
product have nearly all been lifted
since then, except for China.
"The good news is that, knock on
wood, the U.S. has not had an avian
influenza incident for nearly a year,
and our industry has made a remarkable recovery, stepping up biosecurity
and recovering nearly every lost market," said James Sumner, president of
USAPEEC. "The only major market
remaining closed is China, and we
suspect the reason is more political in
nature than it is science based."
The value of exports of poultry
meat, including chicken, turkey and
duck, rose 9.8 percent in 2017 to
$4.260 billion. Volume increased 3.1
percent to 3,716,360 metric tons.
www.WATTAgNet.com ❙ March 2018