Brazilian poultry output should increase 4% to 11.4 million metric tons in 2010, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. The report also projects a 3.5% increase in domestic consumption to 8 million metric tons.

The report includes final 2009 export figures. The volume of Brazil’s poultry exports increased slightly from 2008 to 3.4 million metric tons, but the monetary value fell 16% to US$5.3B. Exports to China increased 2,347%; Egypt, 159%; Iraq, 154%; and Angola, 54%. But exports to Russia dropped 54%; Venezuela, 47%; and Japan, 27%.