Chicken Exports by Country

Chicken Exports by Country

Poultry exports

Global sales for fresh chicken shipments amounted to US$5.4 billion in 2016, while the value of frozen chicken exports by country was much higher at $14.5 billion.

Overall, the value of fresh chicken exports by country increased in value by an average 9% since 2012 when fresh chicken shipments were valued at $5 billion. Total frozen chicken shipments depreciated -17% 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

Fresh Chicken Exports by Country

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of fresh or chilled chicken during 2016:

  1. Netherlands: US$1.1 billion (21% of total fresh poultry exports)
  2. Poland: $717 million (13.3%)
  3. United States: $677.8 million (12.6%)
  4. Belgium: $646.7 million (12%)
  5. Germany: $433.8 million (8%)
  6. China: $188.4 million (3.5%)
  7. France: $183.8 million (3.4%)
  8. Italy: $152.5 million (2.8%)
  9. Belarus: $151.4 million (2.8%)
  10. Hungary: $121.5 million (2.3%)
  11. Austria: $106.8 million (2%)
  12. Spain: $105.9 million (2%)
  13. Saudi Arabia: $100.6 million (1.9%)
  14. United Kingdom: $86.2 million (1.6%)
  15. Romania: $73.5 million (1.4%)

The above countries produced 90.4% of fresh chicken exports during 2016.

The fastest-growing fresh chicken exporters since 2012 were: Saudi Arabia (up 418.8%), Spain (up 83.9%), Poland (up 57.7%), Austria (up 41.3%) and Italy (up 38.7%).

Declining at the fastest pace were fresh poultry exports from the United Kingdom (down -30.6%) and Belarus (down -17.7%).

Frozen

Frozen Chicken Exports by Country

While Netherlands, Poland and the United States also made the list of leading frozen chicken exporters, all competitors fell well short of Brazil in the international sales of frozen poultry.

Here are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of frozen chicken during 2016:

  1. Brazil: US$5.9 billion (40.9% of total frozen poultry exports)
  2. United States: $2.2 billion (15%)
  3. Netherlands: $1.1 billion (7.3%)
  4. Hong Kong: $793.8 million (5.5%)
  5. Poland: $524 million (3.6%)
  6. Thailand: $491.5 million (3.4%)
  7. Turkey: $344.8 million (2.4%)
  8. France: $339.7 million (2.3%)
  9. Chile: $247.9 million (1.7%)
  10. Argentina: $237.5 million (1.6%)
  11. China: $231.3 million (1.6%)
  12. Germany: $200.4 million (1.4%)
  13. United Kingdom: $189.5 million (1.3%)
  14. United Arab Emirates: $182.7 million (1.3%)
  15. Belgium: $139.4 million (1%)

The 15 countries listed above shipped 90.2% of all frozen chicken exports for 2016.

Five of the above countries grew their frozen poultry exports since 2012: United Arab Emirates (up 297%), Russia (up 233.6%), Oman (up 149.8%), Poland (up 60.2%) and Spain (up 18.1%).

Leading the frozen chicken decliners was Argentina (down -55.2%), Belgium (down -52.4%) and the United States (down -40.9%).



 
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 12, 2017