Severe drop in Turkish poultry production in 2019
Turkish poultry output in 2019 was lower than the volume recorded in 2018, informs the country's Statistical Institute (TurkStat). Chicken meat has seen a slight drop of 0.8%, reaching 2.1 million tonnes last year. The most affected segment was turkey, where the decline was 14.2% from the previous year.
In 2019, Turkey's chicken and turkey meat production totaled 2.2 million tons, down from 2.85 million tons in 2018. The number of slaughtered chicken also went down 1.7% to 1.2 billion during the same period.
Last year's poultry production data also revealed that hen egg production increased by 1.3%, hitting nearly 20 billion units over the same period. Turkey's egg exports totaled $295 million in 2019, while exports of meat from poultry animals reached $571.4 million, reaching a total of $866.4 million from its poultry exports.