Poultry production in Latin America had an inglorious 2013 because, among other things, the high cost of raw materials, avian influenza outbreaks and limited growth in the two largest economies - Brazil and Mexico - where chicken production had decreased from 300 million birds, while the egg-laying industry recorded an increase of about 1.9 percent in the hen population.
The March edition of Industria Avícola contains data in Spanish showing this information by country, as well as up-to-date charts of the 10 leading producers of chickens and eggs in Latin America.
Each country has its peculiarities, as in the case of Venezuela and the shortage of foodstuffs in general, the impact of avian influenza in Mexico, the beginning of the consolidation of Colombian poultry or mergers that have occurred in the Brazilian industry.
But how many chickens did Ariztía produce in Chile or Avícola Salvadoreña in El Salvador? How does the laying hen population compare between Brazil and Mexico? Is Ovobrand still the leading producer of eggs in Argentina? These and other questions can be answered by consulting our data-rich March edition of Industria Avícola.