Ukraine's poultry production in 2013 could grow by 14–15 percent in 2013 over 2012 numbers, according to Oleksandr Bakumenko, board chairman of the country's Union of Poultry Farmers. Projected numbers are at 1.05 million metric tons, compared to nearly 1 million metric tons in 2012, said Bakumenko, due largely to a boost in the facilities of key market players.

Poultry exports are also expected to increase in 2013, to 120,000–150,000 metric tons from 2012's estimated 80,000 metric tons. In 2010, Ukraine supplied some 50,000 metric tons to foreign markets, according to union statistics. The country mainly supplies frozen chicken.


In 2011, domestic poultry consumption in Ukraine came to 1 million metric tons, compared to 953,500 metric tons in 2010. In January–November 2012, Ukraine produced 963,000 metric tons of poultry, up 6.5 percent year-over-year, according to union data.