U.S. Poultry Value of Production and Sales Down 13 Percent

Dan Economy, Poultry, USDA-NASS


According to a new report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2023 here in the U.S. was $67.1 billion, which is down 13% from the $77.2 billion in 2022. Of the combined total, 64 percent was from broilers, 27 percent from eggs, 10 percent from turkeys, and less than 1 percent from chickens. 

The value of broilers produced during 2023 was $42.6 billion, down 16 percent from 2022. The total number of broilers produced in 2023 was 9.16 billion, down slightly from 2022. The total amount of live weight broilers produced in 2023 was 59.7 billion pounds, up slightly from 2022. 


Nationally, the value of sales from chickens (excluding broilers) in 2023 was $62.0 million, down 18 percent from $75.4 million a year ago. The number of chickens sold in 2023 totaled 178 million, up 4 percent from the total sold during the previous year. Egg production in 2023, including hatching and market (table) eggs, totaled 110 billion eggs. The value of all egg production was $17.9 billion, down 8 percent from $19.4 billion in 2022. 

To see a complete breakdown of the numbers for the Southeast states click here