December 14, 2012


Ukraine's 2013 poultry output may increase by 14-15%



Ukraine's poultry output growth could reach to 14-15% in 2013 as compared to 2012.


This is according to Board Chairman of the Union of Poultry Farmers, Oleksandr Bakumenko.


"We expect that production growth next year will be 14-15%," he says. Bakumenko also said that this year, poultry production could reach 1.05 million tonnes, compared to almost one million tonnes output last year. He said poultry output would be increased due to a boosting of facilities by key market players.


Further, Bakumenko aid that next year, Ukraine would increase poultry exports to 120,000-150,000 tonnes. This year it will tentatively total 80,000 tonnes, while in 2010 Ukraine supplied some 50,000 tonnes to foreign markets.


He said that Ukraine supplies poultry to 21 countries, mainly in the form of frozen chicken.


According to data of the Union of Poultry Farmers, in 2011, domestic poultry consumption in the country came to one million tonnes compared to 953,500 tonnes in 2010.


In January-November 2012, Ukraine produced 963,000 tonnes of poultry, up 6.5% on-year.