Turkey Exports by Country

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A rafter of turkeys (Pixabay)

Globally US$2.5 billion worth of turkey meat was exported during 2016. That dollar amount represents a -7.4% decline since 2012 when total turkey meat exports equaled $2.7 billion.

Over half (55.5%) of turkey exports were fresh or chilled meat compared to 44.5% for frozen turkey exports. At 12.2% a much smaller percentage represents whole turkeys compared to 87.8% 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 totaled $1.4 billion worth of fresh or chilled turkey meat in 2016. Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of fresh or chilled turkey meat:

  1. Poland: US$355.5 million (26.2% of exported fresh turkey meat)
  2. Germany: $239.5 million (17.6%)
  3. United States: $203.1 million (14.9%)
  4. Italy: $156.3 million (11.5%)
  5. France: $102.7 million (7.6%)
  6. Hungary: $96.3 million (7.1%)
  7. Spain: $59 million (4.3%)
  8. Austria: $57.9 million (4.3%)
  9. United Kingdom: $16.5 million (1.2%)
  10. Ireland: $15.5 million (1.1%)
  11. Canada: $12.2 million (0.9%)
  12. Belgium: $9.6 million (0.7%)
  13. Netherlands: $8.8 million (0.6%)
  14. Denmark: $6.9 million (0.5%)
  15. Croatia: $5.5 million (0.4%)


 
The above countries produced 99% of fresh turkey exports during 2016.

The fastest-growing fresh turkey meat exporters since 2012 were: Canada (up 123.8%), Croatia (up 78.1%), Spain (up 35.3%), Poland (up 24.8%) and Belgium (up 21.8%).

Declining at the fastest pace was exported fresh turkey meat from the United Kingdom (down -63.5%), United States (down -21.9%) and France (down -20.6%).

Turkey Exports by Country: Frozen

Worldwide shipments totaled $1.1 billion worth of frozen turkey meat in 2016. Combining both fresh and frozen exports, the United States is the world’s number one exporter of turkey meat.

Below, you will find the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of frozen turkey meat during 2016.

  1. United States: US$228.5 million (20.7% of total exported frozen turkey meat)
  2. Brazil: $174.7 million (15.8%)
  3. Chile: $143.9 million (13%)
  4. Poland: $125.5 million (11.4%)
  5. Germany: $81 million (7.3%)
  6. Netherlands: $37.6 million (3.4%)
  7. Spain: $32.8 million (3%)
  8. France: $31.9 million (2.9%)
  9. Hungary: $32 million (2.9%)
  10. United Kingdom: $28.9 million (2.6%)
  11. Hong Kong: $24.8 million (2.2%)
  12. Italy: $21.8 million (2%)
  13. Canada: $20.6 million (1.9%)
  14. Belgium: $10.8 million (1%)
  15. Ireland: $10.5 million (1%)

The 15 countries listed above shipped 91.1% of all frozen turkey meat exports for 2016.

Five of the above countries grew their frozen poultry exports since 2012: Hong Kong (up 136.1%), Chile (up 13%), Spain (up 32.7%), Poland (up 19.2%) and Ireland (up 5.7%).

Leading the frozen turkey decliners was France (down -54.2%), Netherlands (down -45.2%) and Belgium (down -39.1%).

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 October 24, 2017