What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

Poultry production in China

GAIN Report No. CH19048 15 August, 2019

Production: Production will increase approximately 14 percent in 2020 as chicken producers respond to higher consumer prices for pork and increased demand for chicken.
Chicken meat production in China is forecast to increase to approximately 15.8 million metric tons (MMT) in 2020. Higher prices for pork products have driven consumers to seek alternative proteins, mainly chicken meat. This has led to expanded chicken production in both the white-feather and yellow-feather chicken sectors.
Consumption: Chicken meat consumption is forecast to increase to 15.96 MMT in 2020, an increase of approximately 15 percent from 2019 due to shifts in consumption from pork products to poultry amid declines in pork production and rising prices. Consumption from domestic pork products to chicken meat have been most prevalent among Chinese institutional entities (educational and state facilities), hotel and restaurant institutions, and the food processing sector.