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20 August 2014

USDA International Egg and Poultry: US Turkey Imports & ExportsUSDA International Egg and Poultry: US Turkey Imports & Exports

Net turkey poults placed in the United States (US) during July 2014 were 23.9 million, up 2% from June 2014 and down slightly from July 2013. Net turkey poult placements includes imports and exports and are under 185 grams.
USDA International Egg and Poultry

US turkey poult exports for June 2014 are 561,233, down 51% from May 2014 and 30% since the start of the year. However, June 2014 turkey poult exports are still 17% higher than June 2013. Total cumulative January-June 2014 US turkey poult exports are 4.9 million, 38% higher than 2013 for the same time frame. Canada is the primary destination of US turkey poult exports.

US turkey poult imports for June 2014 are 10% above May 2014 and have increased 17% since January 2014. However, June 2014 US turkey imports are 3% below June 2013. January-June 2014 total cumulative US turkey imports are 3.5 million, 2% lower than 2013 for the same time frame. Canada continued to be the primary source of US turkey poult imports.

The USDA fresh tom breast meat weekly weighted average price, meanwhile, has increased from $215.55 on January 31, 2014 to $407.86 on July 25, 2014 resulting in an incentive for the US turkey industry to retain turkey poults and increase production.

US January-June 2014 total turkey meat exports are 159,588 metric tons (MT), down 2% from 2013, but still up 102% since 2004 for comparable time frames.

In partial response to the higher trending domestic prices on turkey in 2014 total January-June US turkey meat imports are 5,884 MT, 26% over 2013 and an increase of 606% since 2004 for comparable time frames. Total turkey meat imports include fresh and frozen turkey cuts and whole turkeys.

Sources: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS); Department of Commerce, US Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics/USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service; USDA, Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News

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