Chicken Exports by Country

Chicken Exports by Country

Chicken exports

Global sales for fresh chicken shipments amounted to US$5.2 billion in 2015, while the value of frozen chicken exports by country was even higher at $15.2 billion.

Overall, the value of fresh chicken exports by country declined in value an average -11% since 2011 when fresh chicken shipments were valued at $4.7 billion. Total frozen chicken shipments depreciated -12.7% over the same 5-year period.

Six-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefixes are 020711 for whole fresh or chilled chicken, 020713 for fresh or chilled chicken cuts and offal, 020712 for whole frozen chicken and 020714 for frozen chicken cuts and offal.

Chicken Exports by Country: Fresh

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of fresh or chilled chicken during 2015:

  1. Netherlands: US$1 billion (20% of total fresh poultry exports)
  2. United States: $761.6 million (14.6%)
  3. Poland: $631.6 million (12.1%)
  4. Belgium: $614.6 million (11.8%)
  5. Germany: $473.1 million (9.1%)
  6. China: $187.9 million (3.6%)
  7. France: $179.5 million (3.4%)
  8. Belarus: $140.4 million (2.7%)
  9. Italy: $127.8 million (2.5%)
  10. Hungary: $121.4 million (2.3%)
  11. United Kingdom: $112 million (2.2%)
  12. Austria: $93.3 million (1.8%)
  13. Spain: $90.8 million (1.7%)
  14. Saudi Arabia: $90.1 million (1.7%)
  15. Romania: $85.6 million (1.6%)


 

The above countries produced 91.2% of fresh chicken exports for 2015. The fastest-growing fresh chicken exporters since 2011 were: Saudi Arabia (up 812.6%), Poland (up 41.5%), Austria (up 33.2%) and United States (up 31.2%).

Chicken Exports by Country: Frozen

While the United States and Netherlands also made the list of leading frozen chicken exporters, they fall well behind Brazil in international sales of frozen poultry.

Here are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of frozen chicken during 2015:

  1. Brazil: US$6.2 billion (41.1% of total frozen poultry exports)
  2. United States: $2.3 billion (14.8%)
  3. Netherlands: $1.1 billion (7%)
  4. Hong Kong: $759.2 million (5%)
  5. Poland: $501.1 million (3.3%)
  6. France: $487.8 million (3.2%)
  7. Turkey: $425.4 million (2.8%)
  8. Thailand: $415.5 million (2.7%)
  9. Argentina: $307.6 million (2%)
  10. China: $272.1 million (1.8%)
  11. Germany: $207.9 million (1.4%)
  12. Belgium: $199.8 million (1.3%)
  13. United Kingdom: $173.6 million (1.1%)
  14. Spain: $149.6 million (1%)
  15. Canada: $145.8 million (1%)

The 15 countries listed immediately above shipped 89.5% of all frozen chicken exports for 2015.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing frozen poultry exporters since 2011 were: Thailand (up 288.6%), Poland (up 93.8%), Turkey (up 16.8%) and Spain (up 10.5%).

See also Big Export Sales for Frozen Shrimps, Top Beef Exporting Countries and Pork Exports by Country

Research Sources:
Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 3, 2016