Total egg exports (table eggs plus egg products in shell egg equivalent) for January through September increased 31.8% to 191.5 million doz., according to the American Egg Board (AEB). The value of those exports rose 21.5% to $173.4 million.
September table egg exports totaled 12.8 million doz., down 5.9% from the same month of last year, but the export value reached $14.0 million, up 5.9%.
“While exports to Canada and Hong Kong increased significantly, exports to Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and Mexico decreased dramatically,” AEB reported.
Cumulative exports of table eggs for the first eight months were 91.1 million doz., up 0.2% from the same period a year earlier, while export value was $87.9 million, down 3.9%. Of the total shipments, AEB said 81.2% or 73.9 million doz., were shipped to the top five export markets, namely Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, UAE and Jamaica.
September exports of egg products reached 3,882 metric tons, up 32.4%, while value was $10.5 million, up 33.0% from the same month of last year. Export sales to Japan reached $3.7 million, up 9.5% year over year, while export value to the European Union-28 was $1.3 million, down 23.6%. Exports to South Korea, Canada and Mexico increased significantly, AEB noted.
Exports of egg products for January through September this year totaled 32,765 tons, an increase of 86.8%. For the same period, the value of exports was $85.5 million, up 66.7% from the same period a year earlier.
Export value to Japan increased by 30.7% to $30.7 million, while exports to South Korea reached $12.5 million, compared to $400,000 for the same period last year. Even though export sales to Canada declined notably, AEB said exports to the EU-28 and Mexico increased significantly. Export sales to these top five markets totaled $70.4 million, accounting for 82.4% of U.S. total exports worldwide.