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The Avian Flu's  Impact of Exporting Poultry to China

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OIG+X

China's domestic poultry market is also affected by the virus. Last year raging HPAl outbreak worldwide increased the difficulty of introduction of grandparent breeders, which may result in reduced supply of white-feather broilers this year.

Last year saw the surge in global poultry meat prices with serious outbreak of bird flu outbreak. At the beginning of this year, Argentina, Chile, Turkey have been constantly suspended from exporting to China due to the outbreak of avian influenza, leading to the price rise in the spot and futures products. The vague future trend of new poultry meat suppliers attracted attentions in the Chinese market.

China's domestic poultry market is also affected by the virus. Last year raging HPAl outbreak worldwide increased the difficulty of introduction of grandparent breeders, which may result in reduced supply of white-feather broilers this year. From the data of import volume and price, it can be seen that the average price of all product categories increased despite the volumes showed a diverging downward trend.

HPAI has spurred import bans in China's poultry meat source countries. There used to be 10 countries exporting poultry to China, but now there are only 5 sources left.

Chinese buyers have many speculations about the new poultry source suppliers such as in Russia and the spreading of bird flu aroused a certain degree of panic for the top 1 source country Brazil after the outbreak in its neighbor hood Uruguay and Argentina. China imported 5.5 million tons  of poultry products from Brazil in 2022. The second source remains the US. Based on USDA and GACC, there are 574 plants registered in China's customs website, but only 130 of them are available for exporting to China as 444 plants in 37 states are obstructed due to HPAI.