Which Country Exports the Most Turkey Meat in the World?

Poultry February 01, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global turkey meat exports amounted to 973 thousand tonnes in 2015, reducing by -13.3% against the previous year level. Overall, the global turkey meat exports indicated a moderate growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.0% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when the output figure increased by +9% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global turkey meat exports attained its maximum volume of 1,122 thousand tonnes in 2014, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, global exports amounted to $2,557 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global exports increased tangibly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +2.4%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Turkey Meat Exporting Countries in the World

1. USA (202K Tonnes)

2. Poland (170K Tonnes)

3. Germany (104K Tonnes)

4. Brazil (84K Tonnes)

5. France (76K Tonnes)

6. Italy (63K Tonnes)

7. Spain (44K Tonnes)

Turkey Meat Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of the turkey meat exports in 2015 were the United States (202 thousand tonnes), Poland (170 thousand tonnes), Germany (104 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 49% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of turkey meat exports among the main exporting countries was attained by Poland (+11.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Poland (564 million USD), the United States (443 million USD) and Germany (334 million USD) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2015, together accounting for 52% of total exports.

Chile (+17.1% per year) had the highest growth rates of turkey meat exports among the main exporting countries over the last eight years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Turkey Meat - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025