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Broilers, eggs, and turkey all registered gains in both export volume and value for the first six months of 2021, according to new trade data released by USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.

Total broiler export quantity for January through June this year set a record of 1,856,027 metric tons. Broiler exports to Cuba and the Philippines during the six-month period reached all-time highs in both volume and value, while exports to China set a year-over-year record in value.

Meanwhile, strength in South Korea, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong propelled egg exports. Table egg exports for the first half of this year set an all-time high at 98.6 million dozen. Egg exports to South Korea through June of this year reached record highs in both volume and value.

Turkey exports for the first half of this year increased 3.3 percent, thanks largely to increased shipments to Mexico, Benin, Peru, and South Africa.

Read more in the August 9 edition of MondayLine.