Despite the rapidly growing demand for chicken meat in Turkey, in 2021, chicken meat production is expected to increase only 5 percent compared to 2020, less than industry expectations. Production remains lower than demand due to unstable exchange rates in 2020. In 2019, Turkey produced 2.13 MMT of chicken meat and 59,000 MT of turkey meat, totaling 2.19 million metric tons of poultry meat. Feed costs account for 70 percent of the total expenditure in poultry operations. In 2019, 10 million MT of poultry feed was used for poultry production. The main inputs for feed production are corn and soy. In 2020, chicken meat exports are estimated 456,607 MT which is 12 percent higher than the previous year. In 2019, exports reached 407,685 MT and were valued at $540 million.