Pork and Poultry Exports to South America
Countries in South America have a growing appetite for U.S. pork and poultry. The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program has funded pork promotion efforts with the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) in South America, where pork exports are surging. Pork exports to South America have more than doubled in volume from 2016 to 2018.
From grocery stores to restaurants, the demand for U.S. poultry has been growing in South America as well, thanks in part to work funded by the U.S.A. Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and the ISA checkoff program. For example, Peru has a massive rate of adoption of U.S. protein, including a focus on chicken leg quarters. And in Chile, 94 percent of survey respondents at supermarkets rated U.S. poultry good or excellent.
Efforts in South America to promote U.S. pork and poultry include chef demonstrations, in-store promotions, seminars on topics like cold chain safety and product quality, and strengthening relationships with importers.