Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, China is an essential destination for U.S. broiler exports.

In a WATT Poultry Chat interview, Mark Jordan, executive director of LEAP Market Analytics, broke down recent data on Chinese chicken and turkey imports and explained how that compares with all other exports around the world. The Chinese market was re-opened to U.S. exports at the end of 2019. 

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Jordan said net aggregate shipments to all countries are up 147 million pounds compared with the previous year, which means shipments to all destinations outside of China have dropped 59 million pounds in the same time period. 

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