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ERS: Exports increased in 2020, but pandemic affected domestic market

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times editor

dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

WASHINGTON — Exports had quite an impact on the poultry industry in 2020, stemming from increases in demand and trade, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two major markets, Mexico and China, were notable regarding the broiler, egg and turkey segments, the USDA’s Economic Research Service states in its recent “Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook” report.

A strong demand from Mexico increased the volume of egg and egg products from the U.S. last year by 3 percent, ERS notes. However, weaker demand for turkey caused a 10.5. . .

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