Chicken meat production will increase approximately 14 percent, totaling 15.8 million metric tons (MMT) in 2020. Consumption trends for primarily chicken meat but also other animal proteins, will increase for the remainder of 2019 and carry into 2020 as a result of declines in domestic pork production. This will be most prevalent among Chinese institutional entities (educational and state facilities), hotel and restaurant institutions, and the food processing sector. Both domestic chicken meat production and imports will see increases in 2020 but at a slower rate, attributed to environmental controls and production capacity limitations. For 2020, chicken imports are forecast at 600,000 metric tons (MT)as a result of decreased pork availability and higher prices.