What's new ? - 2018

What's new ? - 2018

World poultry production forecast

USDA 20 October, 2018

Global production is forecast to grow 2 percent in 2019 to a record 97.8 million tons. All major producers gain on the continuation of generally positive conditions: ample feed supplies at relatively low prices, the absence of widespread highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks and modest global demand.
Brazil is expected to rebound to attain a new record fueled by export recovery and rising domestic demand supported by stronger economic growth.
The European Union (EU) is also forecast to reach a new record due to growing domestic and export demand. The EU economic downturn has not negatively impacted consumption but rather has boosted demand as chicken meat is competitively priced and easy to prepare.
China continues to be challenged by HPAI-related bans which limit the supply of imported genetic stock. Despite this constraint, China is forecast to rise 3 percent although production will still remain well below historical highs.
U.S. production production is expected to rise 2 percent to a record 19.7 million tons in 2019, supported by growth in domestic and foreign demand.