The Bulgarian broiler sector continues to grow, driven by strong domestic and international demand. The domestic market has evolved and diversified and the demand for added-value products is on a rise. However, increasing price competition from imports and the detection of highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at the end of 2016 have created challenges. Duck producers were severely hit by trade restrictions following the HPAI detections, with Bulgarian duck meat exports declining sharply. Post expects that these challenges will slow growth in the poultry sector, although the prospects for 2018 look good.