Despite the rapidly growing demand for chicken meat in Turkey due to the growing population, in 2022 chicken meat production is forecast to increase only three percent compared to 2021 to 2.23 million metric tons (MMT).
Ukraine’s chicken meat production and exports are expected to decline in 2021 with a slow rebound in 2022. Slimmer production margins due to increased feed costs led to production contraction by smaller producers and bankruptcy of the second largest Ukrainian poultry manufacturer.
With 3,555 recorded High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) infections in 27 European countries and involving 22.4 million poultry birds, the spring 2021 HPAI epidemic was one of the largest recorded in Europe.
The U.S. Census Bureau's export data tracks U.S. food and agricultural trade shipped directly to Romania. However, it does not measure the substantial levels of the U.S. agricultural trade to Romania routed through Western European ports of entry.