South African poultry meat im­ports - May 2016

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Tar­iff code re­port for May 2016

Please note: This re­port is based solely on SARS ver­i­fied sta­tis­tics. An­nual fig­ures have been cor­rected as and when SARS is­sues amended re­ports.

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1. An­nual poultry im­ports

Where the term ‘poultry’ is used, this refers to chicken, tur­key, ducks, geese and guinea fowl.

The SA Rev­enue Ser­vice re­ports that to­tal poultry im­ports for 2015 amounted to 478 447 t; an in­crease of 85 145 t, or 21.6 %, in com­par­i­son with 2014. Year-to-date im­ports for 2016 amount to 234 033 t (Graph 1).

2. Monthly poultry im­ports

In May 2016, poultry im­ports in­creased by 13.0 % on a monthly ba­sis to to­tal 54 514 t; this is 6 263 t more than the pre­vi­ous month (Graph 2). Poultry im­ports were val­ued at 558.8 mil­lion (FOB); up R76.6 m on April 2016 lev­els (+ 15.9 %). Com­pared to the same month in the pre­vi­ous year, im­ports in­creased by 44 %, or 16 654 t, and in, value terms, in­creased by 34.9 % or R144.5 m.

3. Broiler im­ports An­nual broiler im­ports

An­nual broiler im­ports, ac­cord­ing to the au­dited fig­ures of SARS (ver­i­fied), are sum­marised in Ta­ble 1.

Monthly broiler im­ports

Broiler im­ports for May 2016 to­taled 50 638 t, an in­crease of 11.2 % on a monthly ba­sis (+ 5 082 t) and an in­crease of 14 545 t or 40.3 % when com­pared to the same month in the pre­vi­ous year. The FOB value of th­ese im­ports was R503.1 m. To­tal broiler im­ports, on a monthly ba­sis from Jan­uary 2013, are shown in Graph 3.

The dis­tri­bu­tion of broiler im­ports in terms of the main prod­ucts im­ported (% to­tal chicken im­ports) are shown in Ta­ble 2.

Im­ports of frozen me­chan­i­cally de-boned meat (MDM)

In May 2016, a to­tal of 16 904 t were im­ported at an FOB value of R64.3 m, an in­crease of 3 747 t, or 28.5 %, on a monthly ba­sis and an in­crease of 3 147 t, or 22.9 %, on a yearly ba­sis.

Im­ports of car­casses (ex­clud­ing necks and of­fal) with all cuts re­moved

Dur­ing May 2016, a to­tal of 1 336 t of car­casses were im­ported at an FOB value of R4.9 m. This is 356 t, or 21 %, less than the pre­vi­ous month but, on a yearly ba­sis, is up by 216 t or 19.3 %.

Im­ports of whole frozen chick­ens

In May 2016, a to­tal of 390 t of whole frozen chick­ens were im­ported at an FOB value of R 5.3 m. This is 38 t, or 10.9 %, more than the pre­vi­ous month, and 26 % up on the lev­els im­ported dur­ing May 2015 (+ 80.8 t).

Im­ports of frozen bone­less cuts

Im­ports of frozen bone­less cuts to­taled 963 t in May 2016, at an FOB value of R22.6 m; an in­crease of 33.6 % (+ 242 t) on a monthly vol­ume ba­sis but a de­crease of 50.2 % (- 969 t) com­pared to May 2015 tonnes.

Im­ports of frozen chicken of­fal

Im­ports of frozen chicken of­fal in May 2016 to­taled 4 827 t at an FOB value of R30.5 m. This is an in­crease of 20.5 % (+ 822 t) on a monthly ba­sis and an in­crease of 53.2 % (+ 1 676 t) when com­pared to im­ports (t) in May 2015.

Im­ports of frozen bone-in por­tions (in­clud­ing legquar­ters)

Im­ports of frozen chicken bone-in por­tions in­creased by 586 t, or 2.3 %, in May 2016 in com­par­i­son with the pre­vi­ous month, to to­tal 26 199 t at an FOB of R375.1 m (Graph 4). May’s im­ports in­creased by 66.1 %, or 10 423 t, on a yearly ba­sis.

Of the 111 980 tonnes of bone-in por­tions im­ported in 2016 YTD, 63.8 % were leg quar­ters; 15.8 % wings; 14.2 % drum­sticks; 3.1 % thighs; and 3.1 % other bone-in cuts. Only 5 t of “whole chick­ens, cut in half” have been im­ported since May 2015. No bone-in breasts have been im­ported since Fe­bru­ary 2015.

Ac­cu­mu­lated ton­nages of im­ported frozen, bonein por­tions over the past 4 years are shown in Graph 5. From May 2015 on­wards, ac­cu­mu­lated tonnes of im­ported frozen bone-in por­tions have ex­ceeded lev­els ac­cu­mu­lated in the pre­ced­ing three years. For 2016 YTD, ac­cu­mu­lated im­ports of frozen chicken bone-in por­tions were 62.6 % (+ 43 119 t) higher than in the first 5 months of 2015.

The full re­port is avail­able for down­load­ing from the SAPA web­site (www.sapoul­try.¡

Graph 5: Ac­cu­mu­lated ton­nage: frozen bone-in por­tion im­ports

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