South Africa: Poultry and Products Annual

Currently, broiler production in South Africa is under pressure due to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8). As a result, Post estimates that the broiler imports will increase by about four percent to 525,000 tons in 2017 and by another two percent to 535,000 tons in 2018. U.S. broiler exports also increased in 2017 and are expected to remain stable in 2018. On the other hand, South Africa’s broiler meat exports are estimated to decrease by about 19 percent to 60,000 in 2017, a significant decline from the prior year. South African broiler production is expected to recover in 2018. The containment of bird flu combined with a decrease in feed prices is projected to suppress a higher growth rate in imports.

South Africa: Poultry and Products Annual