Poultry and Eggs
In 2020, the value of U.S. poultry & poultry product exports to the world reached $4.2 billion, unchanged from 2019 and thus failing to return to the pre-2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak levels. The top three markets, accounting for 49 percent of sales, were Mexico at $983 million, China at $762 million, and Canada at $349 million. The reopening of the Chinese market, the continuation of generally positive trade conditions, and modest growth in global demand as consumers viewed poultry meat as a low-cost animal protein supported sales in 2020. With shipments to many major markets lower in 2020, the key positive development was the reopening of the Chinese market, which buoyed total exports. U.S. exports of poultry & poultry products are primarily comprised of broiler meat (about 74 percent) to mostly developing country markets. Consequently, economic growth and rising incomes in low-and middle-income countries will bode well for growing exports.
USDA's latest official data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in poultry, can be found in the Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade report.