October 26, 2011
Thai broiler chicken export target remains steady
Kukrit Arepagorn, manager of the Thai Broiler Processing Exporters Association, is assured that Thailand will attain this year's export target of 450,000 tonnes of broiler chickens.
The recent floods, he says, have had little impact on chicken farms.
"Thai broiler exports totalled 435,000 tonnes last year, valued at THB54.9 billion (US$1.8billion)", Arepagorn says, confident that Thailand can meet this year's export target of 450,000 tonnes.
Meanwhile, domestic consumption has dropped about 15% in the past month, mainly because of transport disruptions caused by flooding.