Turkey Exports by Country

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Globally US$2.3 billion worth of turkey meat was exported during 2017 comprising fresh, chilled and frozen products. That dollar amount reflects a -12.1% decline since 2013 when overall turkey meat exports were valued at $2.8 billion.

Over half (58.1%) of turkey exports were fresh or chilled meat compared to 41.9% for frozen turkey exports. At 6.9%, whole turkey exports represent a much smaller percentage compared to 93.1% for exported turkey cuts and edible offal.

Six-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefixes are 020724 for whole fresh or chilled turkey, 020726 for fresh or chilled turkey cuts and offal, 020725 for whole frozen turkey and 020727 for frozen turkey cuts and offal.

Turkey Exports by Country: Fresh

Worldwide shipments of fresh or chilled turkey meat totaled $1.3 billion worth in 2017, down -13.1% since 2013. Following are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of fresh or chilled turkey meat.

  1. Poland: US$353.9 million (26.6% of global fresh/chilled turkey exports)
  2. Germany: $244.5 million (18.4%)
  3. United States: $187.8 million (14.1%)
  4. Italy: $149.4 million (11.2%)
  5. France: $104.4 million (7.8%)
  6. Hungary: $89.4 million (6.7%)
  7. Spain: $60 million (4.5%)
  8. Austria: $50.8 million (3.8%)
  9. Ireland: $18.9 million (1.4%)
  10. United Kingdom: $17.4 million (1.3%)
  11. Belgium: $11.5 million (0.9%)
  12. Netherlands: $9.7 million (0.7%)
  13. Canada: $7.9 million (0.6%)
  14. Denmark: $7.7 million (0.6%)
  15. Croatia: $5.3 million (0.4%)


 
The above countries produced 99% of fresh or chilled turkey meat exports during 2017.

The fastest-growing fresh or chilled turkey meat suppliers on international markets since 2013 were: Croatia (up 79.6%), Canada (up 17.1%), Belgium (up 12.1%), the Netherlands (up 10.8%) then Poland (up 6.8%).

Declining at the fastest pace was exported fresh or chilled turkey meat from the United Kingdom (down -73.1%), Austria (down -32.5%), the United States (down -26.5%), Hungary (down -23.8%) then France (down -17.5%).

Turkey Exports by Country: Frozen

Worldwide shipments totaled $958.5 million worth of frozen turkey meat in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -23.7% setback from $1.3 billion in 2013.

Below, you will find the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of frozen turkey meat during the most recent annual reporting period.

  1. United States: US$229.5 million (23.9% of global frozen turkey exports)
  2. Brazil: $140.7 million (14.7%)
  3. Poland: $111.7 million (11.7%)
  4. Germany: $80.5 million (8.4%)
  5. France: $61 million (6.4%)
  6. Chile: $40.5 million (4.2%)
  7. Spain: $39.6 million (4.1%)
  8. Netherlands: $36.4 million (3.8%)
  9. United Kingdom: $33.2 million (3.5%)
  10. Italy: $26.9 million (2.8%)
  11. Hungary: $25.5 million (2.7%)
  12. Belgium: $20.3 million (2.1%)
  13. Canada: $19.4 million (2.0%)
  14. Ireland: $14.6 million (1.5%)
  15. Turkey: $10.5 million (1.1%)

The 15 countries listed above shipped 92.9% of all frozen turkey meat exports for 2017.

Three of the above countries expanded the value of their exported frozen turkey since 2013: Spain (up 22.3%), Poland (up 17.9%) and Ireland (up 2.1%).

Leading the frozen turkey shippers with falling sales over the 5-year period was the Netherlands (down -43.6%) followed by the UK (down -40.9%), Italy (down -35.3%), Germany (down -35.2%), France (down -35.1%) then the United States (down -30%).

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

Research Sources:
Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on September 11, 2018