Infographic: Latin America’s 10 largest chicken consumers

Given the mixed fortunes of the poultry and egg industries across the region last year, levels of consumption were also mixed.

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2016 was a mixed year for Latin American poultry and egg production and the companies operating there. Some countries saw production and consumption fall but exports rise, while others produced less but consumed more. For the individual producers, some major players held their ground, while others saw their fortunes decline.

Latin American poultry production continues to be dominated by Brazil, which is home to the two largest producers in the region, and boasts four of the region’s 10 largest poultry companies. BRF, Seara, Aurora and Copacol all make highly significant contributions to the region’s chicken production.

Brazil, the region’s largest producer of chicken meat, saw total output fall by 1.8 percent last year, according to figures from the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), but the country’s exports rose by 1.9 percent.

Given the mixed fortunes of the poultry and egg industries across the region last year, levels of consumption were also mixed.

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Traditionally high consumers of poultry meat compared with their neighbors, Brazil and Venezuela saw per capita poultry meat decline last year, by 4.5 percent and 19.2 percent, respectively.

But the news was not all bad on the consumption front. Colombia saw the amount of chicken consumed per person rise by 3.6 percent, Argentina recorded an increase of 4.4 percent, and Peru saw per capita poultry meat consumption rise by 4.25 percent last year.

Learn more about the major players in Latin America with the World’s Top Poultry Companies database.

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