China: Poultry and Products Semi-annual

In 2017, all facets of Chinese poultry will likely be affected by China’s response to continued Avian Influenza (AI) detections, both within China and overseas. In terms of production, despite the continued modernization of China’s production industry, these potential gains have been offset by China’s AI bans against key suppliers of grandparent stock (e.g., the United States and France). These bans have caused significant disruptions in domestic whitefeathered poultry production that will likely continue to constrain production throughout 2017. In addition, outbreaks of AI in China among the human population have been linked to traditional live poultry markets, the most popular outlet for Chinese yellow-feathered poultry, leading to a number of bans on live poultry markets and lessening yellow-bird demand. Finally, because of the AI ban against the United States and many European broiler meat exports, poultry imports from a few South American countries and Poland have skyrocketed.

China: Poultry and Products Semi-annual