The United States exported 30.8 million dozen eggs and egg products in April, a 27 percent jump from the exports recorded during the same month in 2012. A strong demand for egg products in Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates were key to the increase, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook, released on June 18.

Egg and egg product shipments to Mexico reached 9.9 million dozen in April, accounting for 32 percent of U.S. egg exports. The April figures reflected the most shipments to Mexico since September 2012, three months after the avian influenza outbreak that hit two layer farms in Jalisco.

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Exports to Canada and Hong Kong in April were up 18 and 24 percent, respectively, while exports to the United Arab Emirates were up 135 percent.