Data for January-August 2018 indicates a moderate increase in export of broiler parts in comparison to the corresponding eight months of 2017. Total broiler exports for January-August 2018 attained 2,094,897 metric tons, 3.0 percent more than the corresponding period in 2017 (2,033,204 metric tons) and total value improved by 5.2 percent to $2,147 million ($2,040 million).
During January-August 2018 the National Chicken Council (NCC), citing USDA-FAS data, documented exports of 2,255,087 metric tons of chicken parts and other forms (whole and prepared) valued at $2,426 million with a weighted average unit value of $1,076 per metric ton, 4.8 percent higher in value compared to the first eight months of 2017 ($1,048 per m. ton).
The NCC breakdown of chicken exports by proportion and unit price for each broiler category for January-August 2018 compared with the equivalent months in 2017 (with the unit price in parentheses) comprised:-
- Chicken parts 95.9%; Unit value $1,004 per metric ton ($978)
- Prepared chicken 2.8%; Unit value $3,567 per metric ton ($3,532)
- Whole chicken 1.3%; Unit value $1,036 per metric ton ($1,024)
The following table prepared from USDA data circulated by the USAPEEC, compares values for poultry meat exports in January-August 2018 with corresponding figures for 2017:-