What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

The economic impact of U.S. poultry industry

5 April, 2019

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have released an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages, and federal and state revenue in the United States. A dynamic and integral part of the national economy, the U.S. poultry industry provides 1,984,784 jobs, $108.9 billion in wages, $495.1 billion in economic activity and $38.5 billion in government revenue. Since the last study conducted in 2016, the poultry industry has created 302,515 additional jobs, and the economic impact has increased by 11 percent.
The study breaks down poultry into three subcategories: chicken, turkey and eggs. Key economic data from each are as follows:
• The chicken industry provides 1,393,739 jobs, $76.5 billion in wages, $347 billion in economicactivity and $27 billion in government revenue.
• The turkey industry provides 440,739 jobs, $24.1 billion in wages, $109.5 billion in economicactivity and $8.5 billion in government revenue.
• The egg industry provides 112,470 jobs, $6.3 billion in wages, $29.2 billion in economic activityand $2.3 billion in government revenue.