The EU-28 broiler sector is expected to grow in 2017 and 2018, driven by a slow but steady increase in domestic demand. Brazil and Thailand will remain the largest suppliers of broiler meat to the EU-28. Ukraine is the third-largest supplier, benefitting from its 2014 EU-28 free trade agreement. EU-28 broiler meat exports are expected to decrease in 2017 due to HPAI related embargoes in several export destinations, notably South Africa. Exports are expected to resume growth in 2018 driven by a large increase in exports of low-priced cuts, bone-in cuts and mechanically deboned meat (MDM) to SubSaharan Africa and parts of Asia.