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hard to come by, but
the Venezuelan poultry
industry is thought to
have contracted by 3040 percent, reversing
the achievements of
Latin America's leading poultry producers,
2016 (million head slaughtered)
Industrias Bachoco S.A.
Pilgrim's Pride de Mexico Mexico
Grupo San Fernando
continues to be dominated by Brazil, which
Granja Tres Arroyos
is home to the two
largest producers in the
* Only national production, Some numbers rounded. Source: WATT Global Media
region, and boasts four
Detailed information, including historical performance, on Latin America's
of the region's 10 largmajor poultry producers can be found by following the above links.
est poultry companies.
BRF, Seara, Aurora and Copacol all make highly
The ranking is led by Proan. While the size of
significant contributions to the region's chicken
its layer flock has been stable, and its competiproduction.
tors may have grown over the past five years, the
But the country cannot claim all the top spots,
company still far outstrips its nearest competitors
and the Mexican poultry companies, Industrias
by flock size.
Bachoco and Pilgrim's Pride de Mexico, took the
third and fourth position, respectively, in 2016.
Per capita consumption
Colombia's Avidesa and Chile's Super Pollo are
Given the mixed fortunes of the poultry and
now also thought to be among the region's 10
egg industries across the region last year, levels
largest producers, but Venezuela's Protinal has
of consumption were also mixed.
fallen out of the top 10.
Traditionally high consumers of poultry
Where egg production is concerned, Mexico
meat compared with their neighbors, Brazil and
continues to dominate the top 10 of Latin
Venezuela saw per capita poultry meat decline last
America's egg producers, as it is home to seven
year, by 4.5 percent and 19.2 percent, respectively.
of the 10 largest egg companies in the region.
But the news was not all bad on the consumption front. Colombia saw
the amount of chicken
To learn more about the major players in Latin America, consumed per person rise
visit the World's Top Poultry Companies database:
by 3.6 percent, Argentina
recorded an increase of
4.4 percent, and Peru saw
per capita poultry meat
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consumption rise by 4.25
percent last year. ■
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