Increase of 5-7% in Thai chicken meat production in 2017


Thai chicken meat production is forecast to increase by 5-7% in 2017 due to potential growth in export demand driven by the robust prices for live broilers and chicken meat and the anticipated increase in chick production capacity, according to the USDA's GAIN report. Also, reflecting trends in the tourism industry and an anticipated recovery in the Thai economy, domestic consumption of chicken meat should increase by 4-5% in 2017, as compared to 3% in 2016.

This year, Thailand’s broiler industry successfully avoided the potential supply bottleneck which could have occurred after the Thai Government imposed an import ban on chicken genetics from the US in December 2014. Chicken meat production for 2016 is estimated to grow by 5% over the 2015 level.


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