Ukraine: Poultry and Products Semi-annual

In 2021 Ukraine’s chicken meat production and exports are expected to decline for the first time in five years. The end of the major expansion cycle of Ukraine’s biggest chicken producer - PrJSC MHP, growing feed cost leading to slimmer margins, the bankruptcy of the country’s second largest chicken producer, and multiple High Pathogenic Avian Flu (HPAI) outbreaks are all contributing factors hindering Ukrainian poultry exports. Although, Ukraine’s exports are expected to remain significant and diversified, similar to 2020, HPAI outbreaks will prevent it from fulfilling the EU 2021 import quota. In 2021, Ukraine will continue to import cheap offal and export premium cuts and whole birds. In order to meet the increasing demand from processors for cheap chicken meat for processing, Ukrainian imports are expected to grow to compensate for the declining production.

Ukraine: Poultry and Products Semi-annual