January 5, 2017

China Broiler Weekly: Market stays weak (week ended Jan 3, 2017)

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Price summary

Prices moved lower.

Market analysis

AA broiler

Demand for broiler was stable but prices dipped amid increased supplies as farmers were eager to release inventories before the holidays. Price dropped 2.7% on average over the week.

Prices of day-old chicks were lower by RMB0.10-0.40/bird, settling in the range of RMB0.45-0.90/bird.

China breed broiler

As consumers were wary of the new human infection of bird flu, demand for live poultry tumbled. Prices of China breed broiler plunged slightly over 6% with supplies exceeding demand prominently.

Day-old chick prices were stable to higher as farmers continued to expand inventories, albeit cautiously.


Market forecast

Prices of AA broiler are seen stable to lower amid ample availability. Although demand for chicken products should increase with Chinese New Year approaching, the upward scope of the market will be limited.

For China breed broiler, demand will be poor due to the bird flu scare. Prices are set to fall further in the coming week.

RMB=US$0.1448 (Jan 5)

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