January to October U.S. prepared duck exports increased by 16% compared to 2009 numbers, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report.
Canada is the leading importer of U.S. prepared duck meat, receiving 45% of exports, with Vietnam, Thailand, Ecuador and Suriname covering the majority of the remainder. Overall duck commodity exports were down 1% for the January-October 2010 period due to a decrease in frozen commodity duck exports that offset the 25% increase in frozen whole duck exports.
Overall U.S imports of duck increased by 96% in 2010, with the majority of products coming from Canada. In particular, imports of frozen cuts have increased 291% since 2009, and made up 72% of all U.S. duck imports for the January-October period.