Total U.S. meat and poultry production exceeds 76 billion pounds in 1997, and industry sales topped $100 billion, according to Meat and Poultry Facts 1998, released today by the American Meat Institute (AMI).
Now available in its
27th edition, Meat and Poultry Facts is the
premier statistical publication of the meat and
poultry industry. In more than 50 pages of
charts, tables and graphics, AMI presents data
and trends about livestock cycles and prices,
livestock and poultry slaughter and meat
production, industry sales and capital
expenditures, employee number, wage levels and
worker safety statistics, meat and poultry
prices at different levels of the marketing
chain, per capita consumption of and consumer
spending on meat and poultry, and foreign trade
and foreign markets.
Poultry Facts 1998 reports that per capita
expenditures on meat and poultry reached
$428.01, an increase of $77.67 from 1987. Per
capita consumption in 1997 totaled 208.6
pounds, up from 198.5 pounds in 1987.
Meat and Poultry Facts 1998 data on
international trade shows that 1997 was a
strong year for the industry. Despite late
year turmoil in foreign markets, the U.S.
continued to expand its exports of livestock,
meat and related products, generating a total
export value of $10.565 billion. Within that
total, the net export value of red meats
increased to 104 million pounds.
Poultry Facts 1998 provides essential details
to accurately identify trends in the meat and
poultry industry. No other publication
compiles as wide a range of information in as
clear and understandable a format as Meat and
Meat Institute believes Meat and Poultry Facts
1998 is useful in promoting a better
understanding of the dynamic American meat and
poultry industry,” said J. Patrick Boyle, AMI
President and CEO.
Poultry Facts 1998 was compiled by AMI’s
Manager of Regulatory Affairs Susan Backus and
Vice President of Regulatory and Industry
Affairs and Chief Economist Jens Knutson, using
data gathered from official U.S. sources,
including the U.S. Departments of Agriculture
Copies of Meat
and Poultry Facts 1998 are available for $24
and can be obtained by contacting Tammy Svihlik
of Watt Publishing at 815/734-4171. Orders may
also be sent to 122 S. Wesley Avenue, Mt.
Morris, IL, 61054, or faxed to 815/734-9091.
AMI represents the interests of
packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb,
veal and turkey products and their suppliers
throughout North America. Headquartered in
Washington, DC, the Institute provides
legislative, regulatory and public relations
services, conducts scientific and economic
research, offers marketing and technical
assistance and sponsors education
AMI Releases Meat and Poultry Facts 1998Thursday, September 17, 1998
For more information contact:
Vice President, Public Affairs
Manager, Public Affairs