What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

Poultry meat production in Mexico

Gain report 26 March, 2019

The forecast for chicken meat production in 2019 remains at 3.6 million (MT). The forecast for chicken meat consumption in 2019 is 4.4 million MT based on continued strong demand from consumers and the processing industry. Poultry remains the most affordable animal protein for the low and mid-income population, accounting for 60 percent of animal protein consumption. The industry reports that per capita consumption of chicken continues to grow, increasing 2 percent in 2018 alone.
Total imports in 2018 were 820,000 MT, the United States continues to be the main source of chicken meat, supplying 86 percent of Mexico’s total chicken imports.
Turkeys: The forecast for turkey meat production in 2019 remains at 18,000 MT, as there are fewer turkey producers and the sector is not able to expand significantly. The 2018 value of production was 17,000 MT.
Eggs: Egg production in Mexico is forecast to continue its steady growth in 2019 -  3 million MT. Egg production is concentrated in Jalisco, which produces 54 percent of total eggs in Mexico. Egg consumption in 2019 is forecast to see additional growth. UNA estimates that consumption will increase to almost 24 kg per capita, reinforcing Mexico’s position as the number one consumer of eggs in the world.