Economic Data
COMPANY LISTINGS
Broiler Companies
Download a list of U.S. broiler companies.
Egg Companies
Download a list of U.S. egg companies.
Turkey Companies
Download a list of U.S. turkey companies.
CONSUMPTION
U.S. Egg per Capita Consumption
(Total egg production divided by total population)
Source: American Egg Board

 
U.S. per Capita Food Consumption - Chicken (Individual) Boneless, trimmed (edible) weight, pounds per capita per year.
Source: USDA/Economic Research Service
 
U.S. per Capita Food Consumption - Turkey (In kilograms per capita)
Source: USDA/Economic Research Service
 
EXPORTS

Library of Export Requirements
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/Index_of_Import_Requirements_by_Country/index.asp


Broiler Exports (billions of pounds) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.


Source: USDA/Economic Research Service

Top 5 Export Markets for U.S. Turkey Meat, 2018 (tons) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.


Source: USDA/Economic Research Service

Top 5 Export Markets for U.S. Chicken Meat, 2018 (1,000 pounds) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.


Source: USDA/Economic Research Service
SLAUGHTER

Young Meat Chickens Slaughtered in 2017

 

State Number Total Live Weight Average Weight
  1,000 head 1,000 pounds Pounds
Alabama 1,091,835 6,034,863 5.5
Arkansas 995,744 6,668,379 6.7
California 266,194 1,616,089 6.1
Delaware 392,196 2,850,840 7.3
Georgia 1,275,164 7,636,703 6.0
Indiana 69,213 309,608 4.5
Iowa 19,913 113,091 5.7
Kentucky 291,649 1,885,064 6.5
Louisiana 188,696 1,158,550 6.2
Maryland 129,109 781,273 6.1
Mississippi 730,582 4,607,877 6.3
Missouri 437,821 2,172,768 5.0
New Jersey 1,326 6,432 4.9
New York 26,684 132,289 5.0
North Carolina 802,748 6,386,829 8.0
Oklahoma 151,966 1,011,529 6.7
Pennsylvania 122,544 696,262 5.7
South Carolina 295,536 2,242,448 7.6
Tennessee 303,329 1,612,867 5.3
Texas 654,315 4,278,562 6.5
Virginia 338,427 2,018,654 6.0
United States 9,034,504 56,541,518 6.26

Source: USDA NASS, Poultry Slaughter 2018 Summary

PRODUCTION
Poultry Production and Value 2018 Summary

The combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2018 was $46.3 billion, up 8 percent from $42.7 billion in 2017. Of the combined total, 69 percent was from broilers, 23 percent from eggs, 8 percent from turkeys, and less than 1 percent from chickens.

The value of broilers produced during 2018 was $31.7 billion, up 5 percent from 2017. The total number of broilers produced in 2018 was 9.04 billion, up 1 percent from 2017. The total amount of live weight broilers produced in 2018 was 56.8 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2017.

The value of turkeys produced during 2018 was $3.88 billion, down 20 percent from the $4.87 billion the previous year. The total number of turkeys raised in 2018 was 245 million, down slightly from 2017. Turkey production in 2018 totaled 7.60 billion pounds, up 1 percent from the 7.54 billion pounds produced in 2017.

The value of sales from chickens (excluding broilers) in 2018 was $49.4 million, up 5 percent from $47.0 million a year ago. The number of chickens sold in 2018 totaled 190 million, down slightly from the total sold during the previous year.

Value of all egg production in 2018 was $10.6 billion, up 39 percent from $7.90 billion in 2017. Egg production totaled 109 billion eggs, up 2 percent from 107 billion eggs produced in 2017.

Source: USDA/NASS Poultry Production and Value 2018 Summary


Source: USDA - NASS


Industry at a Glance
2017 Census of Agriculture


Organic Poultry

According to the latest Census of Agriculture (2017), U.S. farms and ranches sold $7.6 billion in certified organic commodities in 2016, up 23 percent from $6.2 billion the year before. Of 2016 sales, 56 percent was for crops ($4.2 billion), 44 percent for livestock, poultry and related products ($3.4 billion). Certified organic farms and land increased as well. The top five commodities were:

Commodity $ million
Milk  1,386
Eggs  816
Broiler chickens  750
Apples  327
Lettuce 277

Milk and eggs were the top two certified commodities sold. Milk, valued at $1.4 billion, was up 18 percent from 2015, and eggs, at $816 million, increased 11 percent. Broiler chickens ranked third, with sales of $750 million. Among crops, the top selling commodities were apples, lettuce and strawberries.

Source: USDA NASS 2016 Certified Organic Survey


PRODUCTION: EGGS

Top 10 Egg Producing Companies (As of 2018) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

Layers Housed (millions)
Source: Egg Industry Magazine, 2019


Top 10 Egg Producing States (As of 2017) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

(Ranked by number of layers represented in thousands)
Source: American Egg Board


PRODUCTION: BROILERS - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

Total: 738.52

Ready to cook pounds, millions
Source: Watt PoultryUSA March 2019


PRODUCTION: TURKEYS (2018)* - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

Source: USDA/NASS May 2019

PROCESSING

Top Turkey Processors 2018 - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

Live weight processed (in millions of pounds)
(March
2019 WattPoultry USA)

STATE
Sources of Economic Information for Various States

Alabama Alabama Agricultural Statistics Service
Arkansas Arkansas Agricultural Statistics Service
Delaware Delaware Agricultural Statistics Service
Florida Florida Agricultural Statistics Service
Georgia Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service
Indiana Indiana Agricultural Statistics Service
Kentucky Kentucky Agricultural Statistics Service
Louisiana Louisiana Agricultural Statistics Service
Maryland Maryland Agricultural Statistics Service
Mississippi Mississippi Agricultural Statistics Service
Missouri Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service
Nebraska Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service
North Carolina North Carolina Agricultural Statistics Service
Ohio Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service
Oklahoma Oklahoma Agricultural Statistics Service
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Agricultural Statistics Service
South Carolina South Carolina Agricultural Statistics Service
Tennessee Tennessee Agricultural Statistics Service
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Texas Texas Agricultural Statistics Service
Virginia Virginia Agricultural Statistics Service
West Virginia West Virginia Agricultural Statistics Service
Miscellaneous National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, American Egg Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service
USDA REPORTS

Broiler Hatchery
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1010

Turkey Hatchery
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1176

Cold Storage
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1034

Chickens and Eggs
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1028

Poultry Slaughter
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1131

Feed Outlook
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1273

Oilseed Outlook
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1288

Dairy, Livestock and Poultry Outlook
http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/LDP/#data

WAGES AND BENEFITS

Companies involved in the production and processing of poultry provide 1,814,200 jobs that pay $100.2 billion in wages to families throughout the country, generate over $469.6 billion in annual economic impact, and about $32.9 billion in taxes. The poultry industry in the United States employs as many as 374,063 people across the country and generates an additional 1,440,180 jobs in supplier and ancillary industries. These include jobs in companies supplying goods and services to the industry. These are good jobs paying an average of $55,200 in wages and benefits. And today, every job is important. In fact, in the United States the unemployment rate has reached 5.47 percent. This means that there are 8.6 million people trying to find jobs across the country.


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