ABPA projects 3.7% growth in chicken production in 2024

Exports expected to reach 5.3 million tons
calendar icon 26 December 2023
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Brazil closed 2023 with a positive balance in poultry production and exports. The year 2024 should maintain the growth line, according to projections by the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), presented at a hybrid press conference in São Paulo.

Chicken meat production is expected to close 2023 with an increase of up to 2.6% compared to last year, with more than 14.8 million tons. Exports are expected to surpass 5 million tons, reaching up to 5.1 million tons — a number up to 6.8% higher than in 2022.

For 2024, growth is projected for the sector, with up to a 3.7% increase in chicken meat production compared to what should be achieved in 2023, estimated at up to 15.35 million tons. Increased exports are also expected, with the prospect of up to a 3.9% increase in relation to what is expected to be recorded in 2023, potentially reaching up to 5.3 million tons sent abroad.

The availability of products on the domestic market is also expected to register a slight increase. In 2023, up to 9.8 million tons are expected, an increase of up to 1% compared to the previous year. For 2024, there is an expectation of growth of around 3.6%, reaching just over 10 million tons available on the domestic market.

Per capita consumption of chicken meat is expected to increase: in 2023, consumption of up to 46 kilos is expected, an increase of up to 1.8% compared to 2022; and in 2024, in turn, per capita consumption is estimated at up to 47 kilos, an increase of up to 2.2% compared to 2023.

“After a challenging first half of the year, the chicken meat sector has found a greater balance between supply and demand in the second half of the year," said Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA. "At the same time, exports maintained high levels throughout the year, and there is a prospect of maintaining the flow in 2024, reinforcing Brazil's position and the world's confidence in the country's poultry farming capacity to support the food security of partner nations."

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