Turkey: Poultry and Poultry Products Semi Annual
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According to the Turkish poultry sector, chicken meat production in Turkey in 2021 is expected to grow 1.5 percent to 2.16 million metric tons (MMT) as demand for affordable protein sources to a growing population increases and the industry focuses on exporting to new markets. This growth forecast is lower than previous sector expectations due to the negative impacts of Covid-19 on domestic consumption and exports, and high feed prices, which limit production. In 2021, Turkish chicken meat exports are expected to grow 4 percent to 457,000 metric tons (MT) with growth in new export markets such as the Philippines, China, and Libya, despite continuing challenges with exports to neighboring countries (particularly Iraq), high production costs in correlation with high feed prices, and Covid-19 logistic difficulties. Despite these struggles, Turkey aims to increase its exports, especially to China and Lebanon in 2021.