Number of chickens worldwide in 2016, by country (in million animals)

Global number of chickens by country 2016 This statistic shows the number of chickens worldwide in 2016, broken down by leading countries. In that year, there were approximately 1.97 billion chickens in the United States. Indonesia followed on the next rank with about two billion chickens.
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Number of chickens in millions
China, mainland *5,062.59
Indonesia 2,053.4
United States of America *1,971.95
Brazil 1,352.29
Iran**1,025.82
India **774.25
Mexico 549.13
Pakistan **505.9
Russian Federation 490.42
Turkey 329.01
Number of chickens in millions
China, mainland *5,062.59
Indonesia 2,053.4
United States of America *1,971.95
Brazil 1,352.29
Iran**1,025.82
India **774.25
Mexico 549.13
Pakistan **505.9
Russian Federation 490.42
Turkey 329.01
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This statistic shows the number of chickens worldwide in 2016, broken down by leading countries. In that year, there were approximately 1.97 billion chickens in the United States. Indonesia followed on the next rank with about two billion chickens.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2016
Special properties
Data accessed on March 8, 2018
Supplementary notes
* Unofficial data.
** FAO estimate

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