Germany's poultry production increased by 2.5 percent in 2011, to 1.66 million metric tons, according to the country's Food and Agriculture Ministry.

Poultry output included 1.19 million metric tons of chicken, 401,000 metric tons of turkey meat, 63,000 metric tons of duck and 4,500 metric tons of geese. Germany's poultry imports rose 26 percent to 98,300 metric tons, and exports increased 5.4 percent to 312,700 tons, according to the ministry. National per-capita poultry consumption rose 0.2 kilogram (0.4 pound) to 18.9 kilograms as eating of chicken meat on average climbed 0.4 kilogram to 11.8 kilograms.