China broiler production to rise 4% in 2011, according to report
Imports down, exports up by end of year
China's broiler meat production is expected to grow by 4% in 2011, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service, reaching 13 million metric tons by the end of the year.
In addition, China's broiler meat imports will decline 20% to 230,000 metric tons, following a 28% drop in 2010 due mostly to sharply lower imports from the U.S. resulting from China's measures of anti-dumping duties (beginning February 2010) and countervailing duties (in August 2010) on U.S. broiler products. The country's broiler exports will increase 8% to 410,000 metric tons following strong 2010 sales.