Poultry and Eggs
In 2019, the value of U.S. poultry and poultry product exports to the world reached $4.25 billion, down 1 percent from the prior year and still failing to recover to the pre-2015 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak levels. The top three markets, accounting for 42 percent of sales, were Mexico, Hong Kong, and Canada at $1.1 billion, $354 million, and $353 million, respectively. The continuation of generally positive trade conditions, including ample and affordable feed supplies, the absence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the United States, and modest growth in global demand, supported sales in 2019. Positive developments in 2019 included increased exports to Mexico, Cuba, Vietnam, and Columbia all up from 13 to 39 percent. U.S. exports of poultry and poultry products are primarily of broiler meat (about 76 percent) to mostly developing markets. By volume, Mexico accounts for 21 percent of broiler meat shipments and no other market accounts for more than 10 percent of trade. Consequently, continuing economic growth and rising incomes in low- and middle-income countries bodes well for growing exports.