What's New ? - 2021

What's New ? - 2021

Japan: Poultry market

Gain report: JA2021-0122 7 September, 2021

FAS/Tokyo projects a one percent increase in the 2022 chicken production compared to 2021 as the industry recovers from a series of outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Moreover, continuing strong household demand along with expected post-COVID demand recovery among eat-in restaurants and tourism industry has stimulated increased broiler production. According to Livestock Statistics by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), as of February 1, 2021, Japan had 2,180 broiler operations (Table 1), down three percent from 2019. As smaller operators continue to exit the market, the number of broiler operators rearing 300,000 or more heads is on the rise through consolidation and business expansion.
HPAI outbreaks between November 2020 and March 2021: The culled number of heads totaled 10.1 million heads (approximately one million or 0.7 percent of all broilers and nine million or 5 percent of all layers) and resulted in decreased production in the first few months of 2021.