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Asia's poultry consumption to
increase 20 percent by 2037
Spurred by the combined effects of a growing population and a
rapidly expanding middle class, demand for poultry meat and
eggs in Asia is driving world poultry consumption growth.
general manager. He spoke at the Global Poultry
Trends Seminar presented by WATT Global Media
and held at VIV Asia 2017 in Bangkok.
If the expected increase in poultry production
and consumption occur, Casanovas said poultry
would become the world's most consumed meat
over pork. But fish and seafood still have a very
large portion of the diets of people in Asia.
"We forget that fish plays extremely important
role in the food basket here," Casanovas said.
Forty-two percent of total meat consumption in
Asia is fish. Without fish, pork would be the No.
1 leader in consumption. However, excluding China,
poultry is the most consumed meat in Asia.
Asia is expected to have
a huge impact on world
poultry demand in the
next 20 years.
Photo by Andrea Gantz
In the next 20 years, the world's poultry consumption is predicted to increase by 20 percent.
Forty percent of that growth is expected to come
from Asia and 30 percent from Latin America.
With 54 percent of the world's population living in Asia and its economy growing, Asia will
have a huge impact on world poultry demand, according to Pelayo Casanovas, Cobb Asia-Pacific
Industry continues to grow
Casanovas cited a 2016 study by Gira which
showed that in 2015 the United States produced
21,064 metric tons of poultry, while China and Brazil
produced 19,300 and 13,600 metric tons, respectively.
There is a significant 7 million-8 million tons of
China's poultry production that are waterfowl. This is
an industry that continues to grow, while the market
for native chicken breeds has had a bit of a contraction, Casanovas added when discussing China's production numbers compared with the U.S. and Brazil.
The world population is expected to continue to
grow from 7.4 billion today to 9.3 billion by 2050.
As it does, it is expected that the urban population
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