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February 16, 2018

China Broiler Weekly: AA broiler market weakens further; China breed broiler market rebounds (week ended Feb 14, 2018)

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Price summary

Prices were mixed.




Market analysis

AA broiler

Slack demand for chicken before the Chinese New Year continued to drag AA broiler prices down, albeit at a slower pace of 3.9%. Farmers released chickens anxiously despite tumbling prices, knowing well that the market would weaken further after the holidays.

Even as AA broiler prices plummeted, chick prices strengthened further by RMB0.50-0.70/chick with the support to tight availability.

China breed broiler

Rebounding by 1.9%, China breed broiler market ended its five-week plunge, which dragged prices down by 10%. While supplies of native broilers dwindled, demand remained stable, hence helping to underpin prices.

Chick prices moved within a narrow range amid cautious demand.


Market forecast

Broiler markets will be closed for a week as China celebrates Chinese New Year. After the hiatus, the market is traditionally stays weak amid lacklustre chicken demand.

RMB=US$0.1581 (Feb 14)


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