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Global Poultry Meat Production in 2022

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FAO

Global poultry meat production in 2022 is forecast at 138.8 million tonnes, rising marginally by 0.6 percent from 2021, the slowest pace of growth ever recorded, principally driven by tight supplies stemming from rising costs of high feed and energy prices, labour shortages and widespread outbreaks of HPAI virus in several major producing regions, including Europe and North America. New HPAI outbreaks in Latin America and the Caribbean could further constrain poultry meat production prospects in the months ahead. Despite the challenges, production expansions are anticipated in the United States, Türkiye, the Russian Federation, Mexico, and Brazil, among others, almost entirely offset by possible reductions in China, the European Union and the Islamic

 

Global poultry meat production in 2022 is forecast at 138.8 million tonnes, rising marginally by 0.6 percent from 2021, the slowest pace of growth ever recorded, principally driven by tight supplies stemming from rising costs of high feed and energy prices, labour shortages and widespread outbreaks of HPAI virus in several major producing regions, including Europe and North America. New HPAI outbreaks in Latin America and the Caribbean could further constrain poultry meat production prospects in the months ahead. Despite the challenges, production expansions are anticipated in the United States, Türkiye, the Russian Federation, Mexico, and Brazil, among others, almost entirely offset by possible reductions in China, the European Union and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

Despite the impact of HPAI outbreaks and high input prices, poultry meat production is projected to rise in the United States on increased internal demand. In Türkiye, poultry meat production is anticipated to rise on increased import demand, especially from the Middle East, sustained by the improved supply of breeding stock and government support to reduce electricity prices. In the Russian Federation, production is foreseen to rise, benefitting from large volumes of hatching eggs and day-old chicks imported from the European Union, which are outside the Russian Federation counter-sanctions embargo on western countries. Despite negative implications due to COVID-19 impact on supply and demand, production in Mexico is anticipated to steadily increase yearly, as demand remains strong and drives the poultry meat sector to gain additional shares and represent almost 50 percent of total meat production. Meanwhile, production in Brazil is anticipated to expand only at the slowest pace of growth in the last three years in 2022. In addition to strong import demand and increased slaughter weights, internal demand for poultry in Brazil remained active, although overall meat demand is subdued due to lower purchasing power.

 

By contrast, poultry meat production in China is forecast to fall, reflecting lower internal demand as consumers switch over to pig meat –the most preferred meat product. In addition, rising production costs, which also passed on to poultry products, have led to price increases since April 2022. High input costs also pushed producers away from the poultry sector. Despite relatively good demand, poultry meat production in the European Union is anticipated to contract due to the severe impact of HPAI and rising input costs. A decline in poultry meat production is anticipated in the Islamic Republic of Iran due to squeezed profit margins for poultry meat producers amid high feed prices and farm-gate price caps imposed by the government to contain food price inflation.