Table egg exports in July 2010 amounted to 5.855 million dozen valued at $4.329 million, representing an average revenue of 72 cents per dozen. The 7.5% decline in volume was due to a decrease in shipments to Canada and Mexico.
Compensatory increases were achieved from exports to the UAE, South Korea and the Caribbean. For the first seven months of 2010, 37.413 million dozens were exported at an average revenue of 81 cents per dozen. Hong Kong, Canada, UAE, Bahamas and Israel represented the top five importers.
During July, 2,714 tons of processed products were exported, with an aggregate value of $8.924 million or $3,288/ton. The volume was reduced by 20% compared to the corresponding period in 2009, mainly due to lower volume of shipments to Canada. Year to date export of egg products attained 21,789 tons valued at $68.121 million, or $3,127/ton.
Total volume of eggs exported in-shell and as shell equivalent liquid amounted to 3% of U.S. production, or 115,707 million dozen over the first seven months of 2010, according to data assembled by USDA-FAS and processed by Dr. Renan Zhuang of the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council.