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Latin American poultry
production levels mixed in 2016
2016 saw some Latin American chicken producers gain ground,
while others saw their markets contract.
MARK CLEMENTS AND BENJAMIN RUIZ
2016 was a mixed year for Latin American
poultry and egg production and the companies
operating there. Some countries saw production
and consumption fall but exports rise, while others produced less but consumed more. For the individual producers, some major players held their
ground, while others saw their fortunes decline.
Latin America's 10 largest poultry-producing
(million head slaughtered)
more broilers each
year than the
next nine largest
A look at the four countries with the biggest
poultry industries demonstrates the uneven performance that typifies 2016.
Brazil, the region's largest producer of chicken
meat, saw total output fall by 1.8 percent last
year, according to figures from the Brazilian
Animal Protein Association (ABPA),
but the country's exports rose by 1.9
A more positive performance was
recorded farther north, however, and
Mexico saw its poultry meat output
rise by 3.4 percent in 2016, according to Mexican Poultry Producers
Association (UNA), while Mexican
egg production was 5.3 percent higher.
Colombia saw its chicken meat production rise by 3.8 percent, while its
egg production rose by 5.6 percent, but
Argentina witnessed a contraction in
its poultry production of 20 percent.
Looking beyond the region's big
four poultry-producing nations, varying performances were also seen.
In positive territory was Peru, which
continued to achieve the 5-6 percent expansion that has typified the industry's
performance over the past five years.
However, for Venezuela, the story
was very different. Definite figures are
Some ﬁgures rounded Source: WATT Global Media
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