U.S. is leading poultry exporter to sub-Saharan Africa

U.S. is leading poultry exporter to sub-Saharan Africa

U.S. poultry shipments to region grew by 62% from 2010 to 2014.

From 2004 to 2012, the U.S. rose from being the world’s third-leading poultry meat exporter — behind the European Union and Brazil — to the top position, which it continues to hold. During the same period, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) became an increasingly important market for U.S. poultry, according to agricultural economist Fawzi Taha with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.

In 2004, Taha said the U.S. exported nearly 89,800 metric tons of poultry to SSA;

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