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01 May 2013

USDA International Egg and Poultry: World Broiler Meat 2013 Production and Exports USDA International Egg and Poultry: World Broiler Meat 2013 Production and Exports

The April 2013 Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade report revised global broiler meat production upward by 1.1 million tons to 84.6 million , compared to the October estimates, with the majority of growth provided by the United States, Thailand and Russia.
USDA International Egg and Poultry

World exports are revised up 262,000 tons to 10.3 million bolstered by higher exports from the United States, Turkey, and Ukraine.

The United States is the world’s largest producer of broiler meat, followed by China, Brazil, and the EU-27. Broiler production in the United States is raised 671,000 tons to a record 17.0 million as a result of better prices and higher weights. In China, production is decreased by 50,000 tons to 14.1 million due to tighter margins on higher feed costs and lower prices.

EU production is down 30,000 tons to 9.6 million as declines in France and the United Kingdom outweigh expansion mainly in Germany and Poland. Brazil broiler production estimates are lowered 170,000 tons to 12.8 million as a result of shrinking domestic demand.

In Thailand, production is boosted 110,000 tons to 1.6 million as a result of higher domestic and foreign demand. Russian broiler production is raised 100,000 tons to 3.0 million as increased government supports and stronger demand (fueled by a rising preference for value-added products and elevated red meat prices) moderate higher costs.

Broiler Meat Production, Selected Countries, in'000 Metric Tons

Broiler production estimates for Ukraine are raised 83,000 tons to 903,000 as new production facilities come into operation. For Mexico, production is increased 25,000 tons to 3.0 million despite higher costs associated with feed and bio-security measures in response to the avian influenza (AI) outbreak. Estimates remain unchanged for Argentina (2.0 million tons) and Turkey (1.7 million tons).

Broiler Meat Imports, Select Countries, in ‘000 MT

Brazil continues to hold the position of the world’s top exporter of broiler meat, followed by the United States, EU-27 and Thailand. United States exports are raised 114,000 tons to 3.3 million driven by escalating demand in Mexico and Cuba, coupled with Russia’s removal of preferential tariffs for a number of counties including Brazil.

Brazil’s exports are raised 25,000 tons to 3.6 million due to greater demand in East Asia and the Middle East. EU exports are lowered by 60,000 tons to 1.1 million due to a reduction of available exportable supplies, as a result of the bankruptcy of Doux (France’s leading producer) and lower restitutions.

Thailand’s exports are up 20,000 tons to 600,000 with greater market access to European and East Asian markets. Ukraine exports jump 70,000 tons to 120,000 in response to growing demand from Kazakhstan and Russia.

Broiler Meat Exports, Selected Countries, in '000 Metric Tons

Argentina’s exports are up 30,000 tons to 315,000 in response to larger demand from Venezuela, China and Chile.

China’s exports are unchanged at 400,000 tons due to price competitive supplies from Brazil and the United States in some markets, but expanding demand in other markets.

In Russia, exports are up 25,000 tons to 80,000 as a result of preferential market access to Kazakhstan due to the Customs Union. Imports are higher by 60,000 tons to 580,000 due to greater demand for low-cost sources of protein.

Mexico’s exports are cut 4,000 tons to 8,000 due to the AI outbreak. Imports remain unchanged at 640,000 tons as a result of stable per capita consumption.

Broiler Meat Consumption, Select Countries, in ‘000 MT

Source: Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade, April 2013, Foreign Agricultural Services/USDA Office of Global Analysis

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