The Czech Republic's poultry production in the third quarter of 2011 decreased by 8.8%, contributing to the country's overall third-quarter meat production of 125,673 metric tons (a total decrease of 4.9% from 2010 numbers), according to the Czech Statistical Office.

Chicken prices were up by 10.1% compared to the third quarter of 2010, reaching an average price of CZK 22.50 (US$1.24) per kilogram of live weight. Imports of live poultry decreased from 2010 by 38.9% to 1,119 metric tons, while exports increased by 9.3% to 10,392 metric tons. Most live poultry was imported from Slovakia (81%) and Germany (16%); it was exported to Germany (39%), Slovakia (29%) and Poland (27%).


Imports of poultry meat in the third quarter 2011 increased by 19.2% to 20,871 metric tons, while exports fell by 19.2% to 6,027 metric tons. Imports came from Poland (43%) and Brazil (20%); exports went to Slovakia (50%) and the Netherlands (22%).