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Italian poultry sector at a glance 2018
Poultry meat and egg sales

5.7bil

EUR

Poultry meat production

Employment

1.3

mil tons

Per capita
egg consumption

Egg production

208

Per capita poultry
meat consumption

20.4kg

64,000

12.3

bil

Source: Unaitalia
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Italy was more than self-sufficient in poultry meat last year and close
to being so for eggs.

capita consumption, even if there
was a 2.5% decrease to 201.4 kg
per person. While consumers have
eaten slightly less chicken overall,
consumption of processed products
recorded strong growth with sales
in this segment growing by 9.3%

in volume and by 10% in value, the
latter helping to compensate for the
overall 1.5% decline in volume sales
across poultry products.
2018 ended with chicken prices
increasing by 3.3% and turkey
prices by 1.5%.
Looking specifically at
sales through larger retail
outlooks reveals where sales of
prepared raw chicken, breaded
cooked products and other
cooked specialty products are
concerned: By volume, sales in
this category increased by 6.2%,
while by value they were 4.7%
higher, as consumers searched for

easy-to-prepare, quality products
and new introductions.
Italy was 106% self-sufficient
in poultry meat last year, covering
103.2% of its chicken meat
requirements and 121.2% of
demand for turkey meat.

Exports and imports
Over the past decade, Italy has
become a poultry meat exporter,
and growing exports is now seen
as essential.
In 2018, foreign markets
absorbed 13.5% of production, or
13.5% of total output. However,
this percentage was lower than

AN ESTABLISHED PREFERENCE FOR chicken meat
in Italy saw it retain its top spot among meat.
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Poultry International - September 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - September 2019

Poultry International - September 2019
Contents
Editor’s Comment
Italy’s poultry producers saw mixed results in 2018
Marketing poultry products to younger generations
African poultry health scheme aiding women, society
Poultry Africa 2019 to address rapidly changing consumption
Why providing choices is key for poultry breeders
Cobb’s New Zealand facility now serving Asia-Pacific
Blockchain technology has big potential beyond transparency
7 cage-free layer nutrition issues that require attention
Processing considerations key to poultry meat quality
Products
Advertisers’ Index
Marketplace
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Poultry International - September 2019 - CT3
Poultry International - September 2019 - CT4
Poultry International - September 2019 - Contents
Poultry International - September 2019 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - September 2019 - 3
Poultry International - September 2019 - Italy’s poultry producers saw mixed results in 2018
Poultry International - September 2019 - 5
Poultry International - September 2019 - 6
Poultry International - September 2019 - 7
Poultry International - September 2019 - Marketing poultry products to younger generations
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Poultry International - September 2019 - 10
Poultry International - September 2019 - 11
Poultry International - September 2019 - African poultry health scheme aiding women, society
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Poultry International - September 2019 - Poultry Africa 2019 to address rapidly changing consumption
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Poultry International - September 2019 - 16
Poultry International - September 2019 - 17
Poultry International - September 2019 - Why providing choices is key for poultry breeders
Poultry International - September 2019 - 19
Poultry International - September 2019 - Cobb’s New Zealand facility now serving Asia-Pacific
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Poultry International - September 2019 - 23
Poultry International - September 2019 - Blockchain technology has big potential beyond transparency
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Poultry International - September 2019 - 7 cage-free layer nutrition issues that require attention
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Poultry International - September 2019 - Processing considerations key to poultry meat quality
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Poultry International - September 2019 - Products
Poultry International - September 2019 - Marketplace
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