November 21, 2011


Italy's poultry production up 2% in 2010


Italy's poultry meat production rose 2% to 1,221,700 tonnes in 2010, according to data by the Italian farmers' confederation.


A total 180,000 people worked in the poultry farming sector which made sales of EUR4.5 billion (US$6.1 billion), including EUR3.2 billion (US$4.3 billion) from the meat and EUR1.3 billion (US$1.8 billion) from eggs.


Exports rose 25.6% in 2010.

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