What's New ? - 2021

What's New ? - 2021

China: poultry market

Gain report: CH2021-0087 2 August, 2021

Production: After an expected decline in 2021, chicken meat production is forecast to rebound by 2 percent to 14.3 million MT in 2022 as large white feather (“broiler”) producers will utilize expanded production capacity from new facilities. In the next few years, large broiler producers are expected to drive chicken meat production gains. The market share and production of yellow-feather chicken is forecast to decline due to changing consumer habits and restrictions on live bird sales.
Consumption: In 2022, consumers are anticipated to bolster purchases of pre-packaged, half-cooked and fully cooked products made with broiler meat. Chicken meat consumption will be driven by growth in quick service restaurants and convenience stores across China, increased use of chicken meat by institutions, and the consumers perceptions that chicken is healthier. 
Trade: In 2022, China’s imports of chicken paws (feet) are forecast to reach 800,000 MT. U.S. exports of chicken paws to China have grown dramatically since the United States regained market access for poultry products after the signing of the U.S.-China Economic and Trade Agreement.