Global broiler meat production 2019, by selected country

In 2019, about 19.7 million metric tons of broiler meat was produced in the United States, the top producer of broiler meat in the world. Brazil was the runner up at 13.8 million metric tons of broiler meat in that year.

Broiler chicken

Broiler meat refers to the type of chicken that is produced for the sole purpose of meat. The global chicken meat industry consists of many different production levels including feed mills, hatcheries, growing farms, and processing plants. In 2017 there were 22.85 billion chickens worldwide, up from 14.38 billion chickens in 2000. Per capita consumption of broiler meat in the United States amounted to about 91 pounds in 2017, and was expected to increase to 93.2 pounds by 2019. Turkey, the second largest category of poultry meat, was projected to decrease in consumption during that time period.

International poultry trade

Though dozens of countries import some volume of broiler meat, Japan topped the list of broiler meat importers in 2019. Brazil and the United States are the two top exporters of broiler meat in the world, at 3.78 million metric tons, and 3.25 million metric tons respectively.

Broiler meat production worldwide in 2019, by country (in 1,000 metric tons)*

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Release date

April 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019**

Supplementary notes

* Ready to cook equivalent.
**Estimated as of April, 2019.
Notes: Chicken paws are excluded. From 2015, the following countries are excluded: Bahrain, Georgia, Iran, Jamaica and Moldova. From 2016, Venezuela is excluded. The notation of a month beneath a year conveys the month in which the forecast for that year was released.

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