August 21, 2008


China steps up on chicken meat imports


China imported nearly 420,000 tonnes of poultry meat in the first half of 2008, up 25,000 tonnes on-year, according to custom authorities in Beijing.

China imported most of the chicken from the US, which supplied 300,000 tonnes during the period, up 50,000 tonnes on-year. China also imported 112,600 tonnes of chicken meat from Argentina, a dramatic increase from the previous figure of 18,700 tonnes.


Over 50 percent of poultry imports in the first half of 2008 were in the form of chicken feet.

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