What's New ? - 2020

What's New ? - 2020

Mexico: Poultry production

Source: GAIN Report MX2020-0042 28 August, 2020

In 2020, Mexico’s chicken meat production was 3.675 million metric tons and is expected to slightly improve in 2021 with a growth rate of up to 3 percent. Due to pandemic emergency measures, Mexico’s hotel, restaurant, and institutional sector has suffered a reduction of more than 30 percent in demand. However, household demand for chicken meat has grown due to chicken meat’s higher affordability over pork and beef.
Mexico’s turkey production is not expected to grow by much more than 1 percent from marketing year (MY) 2020 to MY 2021, as producers continue to switch from turkey to chicken for a quicker and higher profit. Turkey production in Mexico is becoming more for self-consumption and has become even more regionalized.
Mexico’s egg production is concentrated mainly into three companies, with 49 percent of production, making it easier to control production, sanitary measures, food safety, transportation, and distribution among these three companies. Nationally, Jalisco State is the main domestic egg producer with 54 percent. In 2021, Mexico’s egg production is expected to improve, with approximately 2.5–percent growth in domestic egg production compared to the prior year.