The North America region is the top export destination in the world for U.S. broiler and turkey meat and number three for egg products for the January–April time frame, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest international report.
Cumulative January–April U.S. broiler meat exports to North America are up 16 percent over 2011 numbers for the same time frame and are at 10-year highs, while total U.S. world broiler meat exports are up 15 percent and are also at 10-year highs. For the January–April time frame North America consumed 21 percent of total 2012 U.S. broiler meat exports compared to 13 percent for the same time frame in 2002.
U.S. cumulative turkey meat exports to North America for January through April are up 15 percent over the same time frame in 2011 and are also at 10-year highs. For the same time frame North America imported 59 percent of all U.S. turkey meat exports compared to 54 percent in 2002.
Total egg product exports from the U.S. to the North America region for January–April are 67 percent higher than the same time frame in 2011; however, it is 32 percent lower than the 10-year high established in 2010 for the same time frame. For the January–April time period the U.S. exported 17 percent of total egg product exports to North America compared to 39 percent in 2002 for the same time period.
The primary broiler meat, turkey meat and egg product export destinations in North America are Canada and Mexico. Mexico was the number one broiler meat and turkey meat destination, while Canada was the number one egg product destination.
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