The Chinese are trying to expand their trade unprecedentedly in order to provide their citizens with animal protein to overcome the crisis and spread of African swine fever.

Commentators estimate that the country has accelerated its extensive efforts in recent weeks. The issue has taken on new dimensions as a result of revealing the depth of the catastrophe in food security.

Meanwhile, changing the diet of public places and schools in the country from pork to chicken has been on the agenda.

Although during the early months of the outbreak in China, Chinese producers provided a large portion of the market by supplying their frozen products, but the country's pig population declined from 320 million to 190 million and a 54 percent drop in slaughter volume. The sector has dealt a blow to the country's industry.

Brazil has become one of the major importers of protein and soy products to China in recent months, following the US-China trade dispute. Official statistics show that beef exports from Brazil to China increased by 23% in the first ten months of 2019.

Finally, commentators believe that, despite Americans' optimism about improving the Chinese side's purchase of the poultry market, the Chinese will continue to issue import licenses to poultry processing plants in Brazil.

Zimbabwe's rising poultry production costs will lead to increased imports of cheap chicken meat into the country.

In September, Brazil exported less Chicken meat to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates than during the same period last year.

The price of chicken meat in Vietnam has dropped to its lowest level in ten years.

Exports of chicken meat from Thailand to China have increased more than 700 percent over the first seven months of this year.

Indonesian government officials are trying to dispose of more than 10 million poultry eggs in order to control the price of chicken meat in the country.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

Ukraine increases chicken meat exports

Ukraine's chicken meat exports have increased by more than 32%.

The Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture has announced that it has received a license to export freshly produced Chicken meat to Chile.

This is the first time that Portuguese producers have received such a license. This license is especially important for Portugal, as Chile is a market with 17 million potential poultry consumers.

Portugal's agriculture executives believe the case is result of the government's very strong diplomacy in opening up international markets for its national poultry production.

Estimates show that Portugal's exports of food products increased 4.6 percent in the first five months of this year.

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