EU-28 chicken meat production is expected to increase slightly again in 2019 driven by both domestic and export demand. In recent years, EU-28 consumers have been switching to chicken meat from other types of meat as it is less expensive and easy to prepare. Imports are forecast to slightly increase in 2019, with about 15 percent of imports projected to come from Ukraine, now a major supplier. In 2019 exports are expected to continue to increase significantly to Sub-Saharan Africa and to Asia.  

EU-28: Poultry and Products Semi-annual