Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2020.

Exports: Chicken and other poultry

Chicken and other poultry, the No. 72 export by value totaled $311.17 million for the month of August, $2.5 billion through August of 2020, and $3.75 billion for all of 2019, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$540.81 M
2China$435.73 M
3Taiwan$165.23 M
4Canada$161.9 M
5Vietnam$105.37 M
6Cuba$92.94 M
7Hong Kong$77.81 M
8Georgia$62.98 M
9Guatemala$61.59 M
10South Africa$50.7 M
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U.S. exports of Chicken and other poultry increased 1.15 percent through August to $2.5 billion

U.S. exports of Chicken and other poultry increased 1.15 percent from $2.47 billion to $2.5 billion through the first eight months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 72 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 87 for the last full year with a total value of $3.75 billion, a $119.31 million, 3.29 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Cuba and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 17.19 percent compared to last year to $668.12 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 4.31 percent compared to last year to $388.76 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 14.35 percent compared to last year to $204.23 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 29.69 percent compared to last year to $158.77 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 19.18 percent compared to last year to $156.2 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Mexico decreased $46.33 million, 7.89 percent, (21.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $435.73 million, 0 percent, (17.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Taiwan increased $37.49 million, 29.35 percent, (6.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $2.93 million, 1.78 percent, (6.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Vietnam increased $22.64 million, 27.36 percent, (4.22 percent market share).

All totaled, 56.44 percent of all these Chicken and other poultry exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.41 billion of the $2.5 billion total.

All totaled, 63.13 percent of all these Chicken and other poultry exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.58 billion of the $2.5 billion total