November 27, 2003



Big Increase in US Broiler Parts Exports in September 2003

In September 2003, U.S. broiler parts totaled 185,186 metric tons valued at $129.25 million. This marks increases of 20.1% and 47.2% respectively, over the September 2002 quantity of 154,175 tons valued at $87.81 million, according to the National Chicken Council.


Of the top 15 broiler parts markets, ten countries had both quantities and value above year earlier levels.


Russia was the top market this September with 50,855 metric tons valued at $32.40 million, more than three times the quantity in September 2002.


Hong Kong remained the second strongest market for U.S. broiler parts with 21,606 metric tons valued at $15.23 million, which represented an almost 41% decrease from 2002 levels.


The next three markets -- Mexico, China and Turkey -- registered increases in both quantity and value from 2002 levels.


During January to September 2003, broiler parts exports were 1.73 million metric tons valued at $1.01 billion, compared with 1.69 million metric tons valued at $998.9 million during the same period in 2002.

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