In 2023, China’s poultry production is expected to stabilize at 14.3 million tons.

The proportion of white-feathered chicks in total chicken production is expected to increase, while the production of yellow-feathered chicks is expected to decrease.

Imports in 2023 (excluding legs) are expected to reach 750,000 tonnes compared to the lower rate in 2022.

China is currently restricting imports of select US poultry and poultry products from several countries due to concerns over highly pathogenic avian influenza.

China’s exports are expected to grow by 5% to 575,000 tonnes in 2023 as demand picks up again in mature and emerging markets.

FAS China’s 2022 chicken estimates remain unchanged from official USDA estimates for production, supply and distribution.

In 2023, chicken production is expected to remain constant at 14.3 million tons (MMT). Demand for affordable poultry products, especially white meat chicken, is expected to grow in 2023.

As consumers shift to a more varied protein diet, demand for white poultry products will increase and production will increase.

Yellow chicken production has been adversely affected by consumer price sensitivity and his ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in China.

Demand for poultry products, especially white chicken products, in 2023 is expected to increase by 1% from 2022, increasing to 14,475 MMT from institutional and retail sectors.

Imports of chicken (excluding legs), which declined in 2022, are expected to reach 750,000 tons in 2023.

In 2022, an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) restricted imports from several countries, including the United States, which is the second largest exporter of poultry products after China.

Exports of poultry products from China to Hong Kong, Japan and other markets are expected to grow by 5% to reach 575,000 tons in 2023.

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Source: USDA

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