Poultry production in Argentina to increase 50 percent by decade end
Significant rises forecast for chicken meat consumption on home market and for exports
Argentinian poultry production is forecast to reach 3 million tons by 2020 up from 1.9 million tons in 2012, says the country's Industry Ministry.
Poultry meat exports from Argentina are expected to grow from 2012's value of US$530 million to US$2.475 billion over the same period, while per capita consumption is expected to increase for 40 kg to 50 kg.
Since 2003, Argentina's poultry production has grown by 170 percent, or 12 percent per year, while consumption per head has risen by 116 percent. In 2012, the country's poultry meat exports increased by 23 percent and have grown on average by 36 percent year on year since 2003.