Post-COVID US poultry exports expected to remain strong
The outlook for U.S. poultry exports in the coming year is positive as the EU struggles to manage widespread highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks, particularly in northern and western countries.
“After seeing the end of the year statistics for 2020, exports was probably one of the brightest aspects of broiler marketing. It was the one sector that actually exceeded our expectations,” said James H. Sumner, President & CEO, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC).
“We’re looking at a very good year for exports – probably one of our stronger years,” he added, noting that there was a particularly strong export demand from key markets like China and Cuba.
Sumner will discuss the export prospects for the U.S. as the industry and the country emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and the global poultry industry adjusts to higher feed costs at the 2021 Chicken Marketing Summit.