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ITALY'S POULTRY PRODUCERS
that recorded in 2017, when 13.9%
of the country's poultry meat
production was sent abroad.
Italy's poultry meat exports have
been declining for several years after
initial strong growth. While Unaitalia
says this not a cause for concern, it is
calling for faster progress in ongoing
trade discussions and for greater
support from government bodies.
European Union countries are
the primary destinations for Italian
poultry meat, accounting for more
than two-thirds of shipments.
Germany is the largest export destination, taking 42% of the total, followed
by France and Greece. Africa is an
important destination, taking 24%.
However, the sector is keen to
enter markets further afield and its
main focus is on China, Russia and
South Africa. However, efforts are
also being made to sell into Tunisia,
Morocco, Vietnam and South Korea,
along with Canada and Japan.

Italian poultry meat production 2017-18
2017

2018

% change
0.0

1500

-0.5

1200

-1.0
-1.5

900

-2.0
600

-2.5
-3.0

300
0

-3.5
Chicken
k meat

Turkey
k meat

-4.0

Source: Unaitalia

Sales of poultry meat contracted slightly last year. However, the
outlook for the industry remains positive.
penalize home-market producers.
Imports stood at 95,100 tons last year,
down from 97,900 tons in 2017.
Italy's poultry and egg
producers were also affected by
avian influenza last year, recording
45 outbreaks of the disease
between October 2017 and June
2018. This was reported to have

Italian consumers purchasing higher-value
eggs: www.WATTAgNet.com/articles/38100

Imports account for only a small
percentage of poultry meat sales in
Italy, yet are seen as a growing threat,
particularly as they are principally
of higher-value product, which may

Totall poultry
l meat

affected a large number of egg and
poultry meat producers, resulting
in a loss of production of hatching
eggs, eggs for consumption, live
birds and poultry meat.

Egg production
The influence of changing consumer
tastes is affecting Italy's egg
producers even more than it is the
country's poultry meat producers.
As in the broiler sector, output
in Italy's egg industry contracted
slightly last year, but the value of
sales rose as consumers sought out
higher-value eggs and more retailers
and food companies pledged to stop
sourcing eggs produced in cages.
The Italian egg industry produced
12.25 billion eggs last year, close to
770,000 tons, a contraction of 2.7%.
This year, however, there are more
positive signals coming from the
sector, and output is forecast to rise by
1.2%. The country is 97.3% self sufficient for eggs. ■

OUTPUT IN ITALY'S EGG industry contracted slightly
last year, but the value of sales rose.
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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 - 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
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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 - 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 - Why providing choices is key for poultry breeders
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Poultry International - September 2019 - Cobb’s New Zealand facility now serving Asia-Pacific
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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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