Data for January-June 2018 indicate a moderate increase in export of broiler parts in comparison to the corresponding six months of 2017. Total broiler exports for January-June 2018 attained 1,546,501 metric tons, 2.0 percent more than the corresponding period in 2017 (1,516,322 metric tons) but total value improved by 7.8 percent to $1,602 million ($1,486 million).
During January-June 2018 the National Chicken Council (NCC), citing USDA-FAS data, documented exports of 1,660,735 metric tons of chicken parts and other forms (whole and prepared) valued at $1,803 million with a weighted average unit value of $1,086 per metric ton, 5.9 percent higher in value compared to the first half of 2017 ($1,025 per m. ton).
The NCC breakdown of chicken exports by proportion and unit price for each broiler category for January-June 2018 compared with the equivalent months in 2017 (with the unit price in parentheses) comprised:-
Chicken parts 95.8%; Unit value $1,014 per metric ton ($949)
Prepared chicken 2.8%; Unit value $3,539 per metric ton ($3,535)
Whole chicken 1.4%; Unit value $1,065 per metric ton ($999)
The following table prepared from USDA data circulated by the USAPEEC, compares values for poultry meat exports in January-June 2018 with corresponding figures for 2017:-