The latest Food and Agriculture Organization's statistics on world chicken meat production from 2009 show that in that year, 80.3 million tons of chicken meat were produced, 2.4% and 45.4% more than, respectively, 2008 and 1999.

According to the data, the production came from over 204 countries. However, 50.2% of that volume came from four countries only: USA, 20.3% of the total; China, 14.2%; Brazil, 12.4% and Mexico, 3.3%.

The top 20 in the year responded for 75% of the world production. Based on FAO’s data, it is possible to conclude that four countries responded for 50% of the world production, 16 countries for 25% while the remaining 184 countries for 25%.