Poultry International - January 2018 - 11
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GLOBAL CHICKEN MEAT EXPORTS TO
INCREASE 3 PERCENT IN 2018
The Thai industry has benefited from robust prices and lower production costs. Additionally, while
its neighbors have experienced disease outbreaks,
Thailand has avoided serious cases.
Demand from these markets is expected to remain
strong. However, Thai meat is gradually being displaced in the European market by local production.
Where domestic demand is concerned, the industry
has benefited from an upturn in the Thai economy and
rising incomes leading to greater purchasing power.
China is expected to export 385,000 tons of poultry
meat in 2018, a decline of 4 percent, and total broiler production is forecast to decline for the third year in a row.
While China had seen a surge in exports to the European
Union since the start of the decade, this has been falling off.
China's production is forecast to be 5 percent
lower in 2018, the third consecutive fall in output.
Production has been constrained by HPAI, limited
availability of genetics, weak prices, and soft demand. Broiler meat imports are expected to rise by 7
percent in 2018 to 11 million tons. ■
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