Poultry Trends - 2016 - 12
12 ❙ PoultryTRENDS
countries will export 329,000 more metric tons of poultry
meat from 2015 to 2016, compared to 96,000 metric tons
for developed countries.
In spite of the increase in poultry meat trade worldwide, poultry trade volumes continue to be impacted by
diseases such as highly pathogenic avian influenza and restrictive trade policies such as those in Russia and China,
which continues to aim for self-sufficiency in the country.
Since reaching a peak in mid-2014, poultry prices have
declined steadily, and FAO reported that in May 2016, poultry prices were 16 percent below their level of a year earlier
(Figure 6). In addition to rising domestic consumption, low
international prices have been important in stimulating import demand in a number of these developing countries.
ACCOUNT FOR the
largest share of growth
of meats consumed
over the next decade
Summary of current
Overall, the global poultry industry is faring well,
albeit with slower growth being driven mostly by developing countries, compared to other meats as the current
market sits in 2016 (Table 2). Animal disease outbreaks,
such as the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak
that hit the U.S. in 2015 and early 2016, and trade policies continue to be factors driving the poultry market. In
2015, FAO points out, an announcement by International
Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health
Organization classified processed meat as carcinogenic.
This announcement raised concerns among worldwide
consumers, according to FAO, and going forward, may
impact projected meat consumption in countries with high
per-capita consumption. ■
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