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Total poultry meat consumption expanded from 66.4 million tonnes back in 2000 to almost 91 million tonnes in 2009, while the estimate for 2013 is more than 106 million tonnes of which, almost 94 million tonnes will be chicken meat. In Asia, the increase in poultry uptake has been from 24.4 million tonnes to an estimated to 35.4 million tonnes in 2009 and a likely 42.5 million tonnes this year or 40 per cent of the world total.

Per-capita consumption data are the least reliable of the various series of figures on production, trade and consumption. This is because no country measures actual consumption per person, the figures being derived from estimates of the quantities available for consumption based on production and trade estimates, divided by an estimate of the human population.


Source from FAO:

ASIA produces 1/3 of world broiler meat production.

Global growth in chicken meat production is slowing down but Asia maintains its share of the total, according to long-time industry watcher, Terry Evans, in the new series of 'Global Poultry Trends' for ThePoultrySite in 2013.

Global poultry meat output is expected to amount to 106.4 million tonnes in 2013, according to a forecast made by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Growth has slowed annually since 2010 from around 4.5 per cent to 1.8 per cent this year. Chicken meat output accounts for some 88 per cent of world poultry meat production.

World chicken meat production (table birds plus culled layers) will likely exceed 93 million tonnes in 2013 while, according to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates, broiler meat output will amount to around 84.6 million tonnes (Table 1).

The FAO data is for 'indigenous production', which is being defined as the output from home-grown birds, plus the meat equivalent of such birds exported live.


Source from FAO:

Egg production in Asia accounts for nearly 60 per cent of the world total.

In 2011, egg output in this region amounted to 38.3 million tonnes, which was 58.7 per cent of the global figure of 65.2 million tonnes.

While it looks as though 2012 saw little or no growth, Asia's egg industries now appear to have embarked on the expansion road again with production estimated to have reached at least 39 million tonnes last year which would equate with around 58.5 per cent of a global forecast of a little below 67 million tonnes (Table 2).


Source from FAO:

In year 2010, 1.4 million tonnes of beef were produced in Central Asia.