Poultry and Products Annual

An Expert's View about Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in China

Posted on: 12 Oct 2011

Fueled by strong demand, Chinese broiler meat output growth is outpacing all other meats in 2011. Considerably higher pork prices in 2011, combined with expected lower broiler meat imports in 2012, are helping to fuel rising broiler meat production.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Required Report - public distribution Date: 9/15/2011 GAIN Report Number: CH11043 China - Peoples Republic of Poultry and Products Annual 2011 Approved By: Scott Sindelar Prepared By: Michael Woolsey, Chanda Beckman, and Jianping Zhang Report Highlights: FAS Beijing forecasts China's broiler meat production in 2012 will continue modest growth, rising nearly five percent to 13.8 million metric tons (MMT) from an estimated 13.2 MMT in the previous year. Meanwhile, China's broiler meat imports will decline 13 percent to 200,000 metric tons (MT) following a 20 percent decline in 2011. Antidumping (AD) and countervailing duties (VCD) placed on U.S. products in 2010 continue to limit imports. Higher Chinese pork and broiler meat prices will encourage higher imports of U.S. turkey meat, estimated to rise by 21 percent to 47,000 MT. China's broiler meat exports are expected to continue to be higher, up nine percent to 445,000 MT in 2012 fueled by strong demand in Japan and Hong Kong. Chart 1: FAS Beijing's Forecast for China's Total Meat Production in 2012 (1,000 MT) 1,590 , 2% 5,520 , 7% Beef 18,670 , 23% Pork 51,280 , 63% Mutton Execu Total poultry Meattive Summary: 4,380 , 5% FAS Beijing (Post) forecasts China?s broiler meat production will continue higher, rising Other Meat nearly five percent to 13.8 million metric tons (MMT) from an estimated 13.2 MMT in the previous year. Rising broiler meat prices are more than offsetting still high feed costs. Total poultry production in 2012, including goose and duck production, is forecast to account for 23 percent of Chinese total meat production. Chart 2: China Broiler Meat Production, 2008-2012 (1,000 MT) Broiler meat imports in 2012 (not including chicken claws) are forecast to fall 13 percent to 200,000 metric tons (MT) following an estimated 20 percent decline in 2011 due primarily to sharply lower imports from the United States resulted from China?s measures of anti-dumping duties (AD) beginning February 2010 and 1counter4vailing, du5ties (C0VD) in0 Augus t 2010 on U.S. broiler product exports to 6.00% C 5.18%hina. These measures are expected to continue into 2012. Chicken claws will continue to dominate 4.92% overall broiler meat1 impor4ts with, chi0cken w0ings ac0counti ng for most of the remainder. So far, higher shipments from South America have not completely offset reduced U.S. shipments to China. 4.86% 5.00% 13,500 3.72% China?s broiler meat exports in 2012 are forecast to increase over nine percent to 445,000 MT, following 13,000 13,200 4.00% an eight percent increase in the previous year. Consumer demand in Japan and Hong Kong 13,850 has been particularly brisk in 2011, and industry contacts are expecting continued higher sales in 2012. 12,500 12,100 3.00% B 11,840 12,550 roiler Meat 12,000 2.20% 2.00% Broiler Production in 2012 will continue higher 1 ,500 1.00% 11,000 10,500 0.00% 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Source: FAS Beijing forecasts China Average Retail Broiler Meat Prices, 2008-2011 (Year-to-Date, $1=RMB6.39) RMB/KG 18.00 17.00 16.00 15.00 Broiler meat output is expected to jump nearly five percent in 2012 to 13.8 MMT, following another 14.00 five percent increase in 2011. Including duck and goose, total Chinese poultry meat production will also rise five percent to 18.7 MMT. Fueled by strong demand, Chinese broiler meat output growth is outpacing all other meats in 2011. Considerably higher po1rk p3rice.s 0in 2011, combined with expected lower broiler meat imports in 2012, are helping to fuel rising broiler meat production. High prices for pork are expected to continue into 2012. 12.00 In July 2011, the price of broiler meat on average was $2,737 (RMB17,490) per MT, up 24 percent from the same month a year ago. Strong pricing and demand for local chicken is offsetting continued high feed prices and encouraging producers to expand placements. Compared to red meat and feed ratios (8:1 for beef and 3:1 for Source: The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture pork), broiler meat is the most efficient at just over 2.5:1, thus keeping broiler producer feed costs relatively low. Pork prices are a major driver in the domestic meat market as pork accounts for most Chinese meat consumption. Record high pork prices this year have helped push broiler meat price to its highest level in the last four years. Reduced imports from the United States following China?s implementation of AD and CV duties in 2010 are also helping to boost local prices. Chinese broiler meat production is being supported by lower rates of reported disease, as China?s continued shift toward larger-sized and more standardized commercial production boosts disease control. These farms raise broilers in isolated facilities, thus reducing risks of spreading highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), China?s greatest avian disease threat affecting mostly backyard and other small operations. The table below reveals the number of larger operations is expanding while the number of small-sized operations continues to shrink. While still a tiny share of total broiler farms, larger operations now account for a significant share of China?s poultry meat output and this continues to rise. Number of Chinese Broiler Farms at Different Flock Sizes, 2007-2009 2,007 2,008 2,009 % Change 2009/08 Annual slaughter (Bird) Farms Farms Farms Farms 1-1,999 28,613,036 27,127,006 26,609,204 -1.91 2,000-9,999 388,233 358,688 348,327 -2.89 10,000-49,000 131,087 136,833 155,017 13.29 50,000-99,999 10,204 12,405 14,802 19.32 100,000-499,999 2,161 2,623 3,531 34.62 500-000-999,999 192 344 369 7.27 1,000,000 and above 128 147 202 37.41 Source: The Ministry of Agriculture 0 1 /2 0 0 8 0 3 /2 0 0 8 0 5 /2 0 0 8 0 7 /2 0 0 8 0 9 /2 0 0 8 1 1 /1 0 0 8 0 1 /2 0 0 9 0 3 /2 0 0 9 0 5 /2 0 0 9 0 7 /2 0 0 9 0 9 /2 0 0 9 1 1 /2 0 0 9 0 1 /2 0 1 0 0 3 /2 0 1 0 0 5 /2 0 1 0 0 7 /2 0 1 0 0 9 /2 0 1 0 1 1 /2 0 1 0 0 1 /2 0 1 1 0 3 /2 0 1 1 0 5 /2 0 1 1 0 7 /2 0 1 1 Chart 4: China's Average Corn Prices at Markets of Farm Produce Collected by MOA, 2010-2011 (Year-to-Date) Minimum volumes for contracted household farms are also reportedly rising, especially in Shandong Province which is China?s largest producing province, in some cases to more than 5,000 birds per RMB/KG ($1 = RMB6.39) delivery instead of the previous 2,000 birds per delivery for contracts. This has encouraged smaller operators to improve their production capacity and facilities. 2.40 A large and steadily rising inventory of grandparent-generation (GPG) breeding broilers is paving the way for higher commercial bird production in 2012. All GPG breeding western-bred broilers must be imported. Imports in January-June 2011 increased 292 per.c3ent 0over the same period in the previous year. Industry contacts informed Post that total imports in 2011 are forecast at 1.1 million set (1 set = 120 birds), a record high, with especially strong sales in the last quarter of 2011 to prepare for higher expected output in 2012. These imports in the previo2us three years were 800,000, 960,000, and 973,000 .20 sets respectively. Government support for broiler producers is far lower than for pork, and price fluctuations for poultry meat are generally lower. As the second largest animal protein in China, broiler meat plays an important role as a substitute meat when pork supplies are short. 2.10 Meanwhile, higher demand for local goose and duck is also expected in 2012 as duck meat is increasingly perceived as healthier than other meats with less fat and cholesterol. Producers report a new poultry 2.00 disease that affected water fowl production in Southern China in 2010 is now under control. Increasing exports of goose livers, down garments or bed products will also help drive production in the coming year. 1.90 While improving scale economies and integration is improving competitiveness, Chinese poultry operators, like beef and 1.80 pork producers, continue to be challenged by overall high feed costs. Corn normally accounts for 55- 60 percent of broiler feed. MOA data collected from over 400 markets of farm produce in Chart 4 indicate that China?s retail corn price on average in July 2011 topped $0.43 (RMB 2.75) per kilogram, compared to $0.33 (RMB2.1) in the same month in the previous year. Short labor supplies and higher labor costs will become long-term constraints for animal and poultry production. China?s implementation of the one-child policy over the last 31 years since 1980 continues to reduce the labor force as an overall share of the population. Official data shows that by the end of 2010, aged population reached 178 million accounting for 13.26 percent of China?s total population. Keeping young workers on the farm is increasingly difficult as younger Chinese consider farm work dirty and rural life less interesting than previous generations. 0 1 /2 0 1 0 0 2 /1 0 2 0 0 3 /2 0 1 0 0 4 /2 0 1 0 0 5 /2 0 1 0 0 6 /2 0 1 0 0 7 /2 0 1 0 0 8 /2 0 1 0 0 9 /2 0 1 0 1 0 /2 0 1 0 1 1 /2 0 1 0 1 2 /2 0 1 0 0 1 /2 0 1 1 0 2 /2 0 1 1 0 3 /2 0 1 1 0 4 /2 0 1 1 0 5 /2 0 1 1 0 6 /2 0 1 1 0 7 /2 0 1 1 Chart 3: China's Average Pork, Hog, and Piglet Prices 2008-2011 (Year-to-Date, $1=RMB6.39) Pork Hogs Piglets RMB/KG 40.00 35.00 30.00 25.00 20.00 Both total and per capita broiler consumptions are on the rise 15.00 China?s total broiler meat consumption in 2012 is forecast to rise four percent to 14 MMT (not including chicken claws), following a five percent increase in the previous year. This will maintain Chinese per capita broiler consumption at 10 kilograms as1 in 0the p.r0evio0us year, which is one kilogram higher than 2010. Continued demand gains are bolstered 5.00 by the lower cost of broiler meat compared to Chinese red meats (please see chart 5). Broiler meat has played an important role substituting red meats when prices are high due to short supplies. The efficient feed- grain ratio for broilers reduces production costs and helps keep broiler meat prices competitive. Meanwhile, consumption of other Source: The Ministry of Agriculture poultry, such as goose, duck, and turkey meat are also on the rise. Goose and duck meats are considered healthier than alternative meats with less fat and cholesterol. Consumption gains are also bolstered by more popularity of local specialties, such as Beijing roasted duck, Nanjing salted duck, and Guangdong roasted goose, and the convenience of ready-to-eat sales at supermarkets or specialty food chain shops, such as cooked ?duck neck shops.? Ready-to-eat products are particularly popular among younger urbanized Chinese. Supermarkets also provide raw half carcass cuts for consumers who want to cook at home but do not want to buy the whole bird due to large size. Almost all turkey products are imported. Cooked drum legs or wings account for most turkey meat sales. Local consumers normally prefer ready-to-eat (RTE) turkey middle-part wings and drum legs sold at supermarkets. Turkey products are mostly consumed in larger cities with better economies and more consumers willing to try new products. Roast turkey meat is often served at high-end hotels and restaurants, especially Western food restaurants, while local supermarkets provide RTE turkey cuts to home consumers. Broiler meat imports are expected to fall 13 percent Post forecasts China?s broiler meat imports in 2012 will decline 13 percent to 200,000 MT (not including chicken claws), following an estimated 20 percent decline in the previous year, mainly attributed to the previously mentioned AD and CVD measures on U.S. broiler product exports to China. Chicken claw imports will continue to dominate China?s total broiler product imports in both 2011 and 2012 accounting for over two-third of China?s total broiler product imports because of strong domestic demand. Claw imports in 2011 are forecast at nearly 300,000 MT, a 42 percent decline from 2010 due to the AD and CVD measures against the U.S. exports to China. 0 1 /2 0 0 8 0 3 /2 0 0 8 0 5 /2 0 0 8 0 7 /2 0 0 8 0 9 /2 0 0 8 1 1 /2 0 0 8 0 1 /2 0 0 9 0 3 /2 0 0 9 0 5 /2 0 0 9 0 7 /2 0 0 9 0 9 /2 0 0 9 1 1 /2 0 0 9 0 1 /2 0 1 0 0 3 /2 0 1 0 0 5 /2 0 1 0 0 7 /2 0 1 0 0 9 /2 0 1 0 1 1 /2 0 1 0 0 1 /2 0 1 1 0 3 /2 0 1 1 0 5 /2 0 1 1 0 7 /2 0 1 1 Chinese broiler meat imports (not including chicken claws) in 2012 from the United States are forecast to drop 20 percent to estimated 24,000 MT, following a 51 per percent decline in the previous year, while chicken claw imports from the United States are forecast to decline 15 percent to 21,500 MT following a 75 percent decline from the previous year. Before China?s implementation of the AD and CVD duties, the United States was China?s largest broiler product supplier. Overall, U.S. product (including broiler meat and chicken paws) in 2009 accounted for 85 percent of China?s total broiler product imports. At the moment, U.S. share is only 10 percent. Limited volumes of U.S. claw shipments will continue despite the AD and CVD duties due to strong market prices in China. Higher shipments from South America cannot completely offset sharply lower imports from the United States due to capacity limitations on South American product. In addition, traders are reporting that quality is sometimes uneven on South American product compared to other suppliers. With tighter import supplies due to the AD/CVD duties against U.S. exports to China, China?s broiler import prices have risen markedly, reaching $2,219/MT in July 2011, up almost 30 percent from the same month in 2010. Turkey meat imports are expected to continue strong Given strong domestic demand and small local production, Chinese turkey meat imports in 2012 are forecast to approach 47,000 MT, up about 21 percent from estimated 39,000 MT shipments in 2011. Shipments in 2011 will be 70 percent higher than 2010 due mostly to higher domestic prices for pork and broiler meat, making turkey meat a price competitive alternative. The United States is the largest supplier to China?s imports accounting for almost 90 percent of China?s total imports. This pattern will not likely change in 2012. Broiler exports in 2012 are forecast to rise nine percent China?s broiler exports in 2012 are expected to increase nine percent to 445,000 MT, following an estimated eight percent increase in 2011. Exporters are reporting robust growth in nearly all of China?s key markets, with Japan and Hong Kong continuing to lead sales accounting for nearly 80 percent of the total combined. Sales to Japan are bolstered by an improving economy compared to the same period last year and shippers expect continued strong sales in 2012. In Hong Kong, mainland Chinese chicken cut imports are rising along with overall sales of fresh/chilled chicken, which increased eight percent from January to July 2011. Environmental concerns are reducing sales of live broilers and encouraging a shift to fresh/chilled cuts, a trend that will continue to support sales to Hong Kong in 2012. FAS Beijing's Forecast for China Total Poultry Egg Production 2008-2012 (1,000 MT) 30000 25000 Poultry Eggs Poultry egg production in 2012 will continue2 mo0dest0 gro0wth0 China is the world?s largest poultry egg producing country and total production in 2012 is forecast to grow moderately one percent to 28.3 MMT from estimated 27.9 MMT in the previous year. Current 15000 year production appears slightly higher than Post?s previous forecast because of a better control of the avian leucosis virus (J-ALV). Since 2009, China?s GPG breeding 10000 layer supplies started to change, given domestic expansion of GPG breeding layer production with 5000 Yukou Company in Beijing taking the lead. Imports of GPG breeding layers before 2009 accounted for 70 percent of 0 China?s total market demand. In 2011, total imports are forecast at 270- 280,000 sets, but import share is 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 estimated to drop to 60 percent. The supply pattern change is expected to continue into 2012 as Yukou is building a third GPG breeding layer farm with an expected additional inventory of 125,000 sets of GPG breeding birds in the spring of 2012. It is reported Yukou could be able to provide nearly 10 million parent-generation (PG) breeding layers in the coming year. As a result, U.S. exports to China, which account for 70 percent of China?s breeding stock imports, could be challenged in the coming years. Chinese poultry egg producers are facing higher production costs which are dampening output growth potential. In July 2011, China?s commercial layer chick price topped $0.53 (RMB3.36) per bird, up 38 percent from the same month in the previous year. Corn normally accounts for 55-60 percent of chicken feed. Higher corn prices combined with other higher production materials pushed layer feed price to $443 (RMB2,830) MT in July 2011. Labor shortage will become a concern. These factors will keep egg production growth at a low pace next year. China does not import table eggs. Over 90 percent of Chinese egg exports are fresh table eggs to Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan, the traditional Chinese export markets. Exports in 2011 are expected to fall over three percent, due to higher export prices caused by domestic inflation. In January-July 2011, export prices rose 24 percent for Hong Kong and Macau markets. Broiler PS&D Table Poultry, Meat, Broiler China 2010 2011 2012 M ket Year Begin: Jan arket Year Begin: Jan 2010 Market Y Marear Begin: Jan 2011 2012 USDA USDA Of os USDA t ost ficial New P Of ost Offici New Pficial New P al Inventory (Reference) 0 0 0 (MIL HEAD) Slaughter (Reference) 9,407 9,407 9,777 9,910 10,369 (MIL HEAD) Beginning Stocks 0 0 0 0 0 (1000 MT) Production 12,550 12,550 13,200 13,200 13,800 (1000 MT) Whole, Imports 0 0 0 0 0 (1000 MT) Parts, Imports 286 286 230 230 200 (1000 MT) Intra-EU Imports 0 0 0 0 0 (1000 MT) Other Imports 0 0 0 0 0 (1000 MT) Total Imports 286 286 230 230 200 (1000 MT) Total Supply 12,836 12,836 13,430 13,430 14,000 (1000 MT) Whole, Exports 0 0 0 0 0 (1000 MT) Parts, Exports 379 412 440 430 445 (1000 MT) Intra EU Exports 0 0 0 0 0 (1000 MT) Other Exports 0 0 0 0 0 (1000 MT) Total Exports 379 412 440 430 445 (1000 MT) Human Consumption 12,457 12,424 12,990 13,000 13,555 (1000 MT) Other Use, Losses 0 0 0 0 0 (1000 MT) Total Dom. Consumption 12,457 12,424 12,990 13,000 13,555 (1000 MT) Total Use 12,836 12,836 13,430 13,430 14,000 (1000 MT) Ending Stocks 0 0 0 0 0 (1000 MT) Total Distribution 12,836 12,836 13,430 13,430 14,000 (1000 MT) CY Imp. from U.S. 150 61 0 30 24 (1000 MT) CY Exp. to U.S. 0 0 (1000 MT) Balance 0 0 0 0 0 (1000 MT) Inventory Balance 0 0 0 0 0 (1000 MT) Production Change 4 4 5 5 5 (PERCENT) Import Change -29 -29 -20 -20 -13 (PERCENT) Export Change 30 30 16 4 3 (PERCENT) Trade Balance 93 126 210 200 245 (1000 MT) Consumption Change 2 2 4 5 4 (PERCENT) Population 1,347,563,49 1,341,550,00 1,356,818,73 1,348,257,75 1,354,999,03 (PEOPLE) 8 0 7 0 9 Per Capita Consumption 9 9 10 10 10 (KG) TS=TD 0 0 0 (Data included in this report is not official USDA data. Official USDA data is available at http://www.fas.usda.gov/psdonlineonline) Poultry Trade Matrices China Direct Broiler Meat Imports, 2009-2011 (Year-To-Date; Metric Tons) Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Jan-Jul Jan-Jul Origin Quantity Quantity Quantity Comparison % Change 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011/10 World 722,766 517,173 324,995 227,419 -30.02 Brazil 27,793 285,688 157,344 164,164 4.33 Argentina 68,435 129,927 102,149 32,323 -68.36 United States 613,682 85,897 58,867 20,440 -65.28 Chile 12,217 12,909 6,480 7,783 20.11 France 610 2,313 74 2,255 0.00 Other 29 439 81 454 460.49 HS Code: 020711, 020712, 020713, 020714, and 160232 Note: Chicken claw imports under HS Code 02071422 for China are included in this table, but excluded in the PS&D table. Source: Global Trade Atlas China Direct Chicken Claw Imports, 2009-2011 (Metric Tons) Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Jan-Jul Jan-Jul Quantity Quantity Quantity Comparison % Change Origin 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011/10 World 383,166 321,076 201,977 119,598 -40.79 Brazil 16,374 177,167 100,814 87,491 87491.00 Argentina 55,395 92,987 71,594 22,224 -68.96 Chile 7,672 8,163 4,220 4,513 6.94 United States 303,503 40,827 25,349 4,219 -83.36 France 223 1,883 0 1,151 0.00 Other 0 49 0 0 0.00 HS Code: 020714.22 for China Source: Global Trade Atlas Note: Chicken claws are excluded from the broiler PS&D table. Hong Kong Broiler Meat Re-Exports to China, 2009-2011 (Year-To-Date; Metric Tons) Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Jan-Jul Jan-Jul Origin Quantity Quantity Quantity Comparison % Change 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011/10 World 194,856 313,815 216,492 83,324 -61.51 Brazil 86,203 174,820 105,152 65,221 -37.97 United States 76,229 77,901 62,421 11,652 -81.33 Argentina 6,156 35,342 29,325 3,119 -89.36 Denmark 2,184 1,668 1,104 684 -38.04 Turkey 1,867 2,860 1085 447 -58.80 Chile 1,980 1,981 1,189 366 -69.22 Netherlands 1,778 2,132 1336 316 -76.35 Poland 1,890 3,019 2,660 295 -88.91 France 1,487 1,358 629 295 -53.10 Australia 634 1,104 650 168 -74.15 Spain 202 1,048 866 111 -87.18 United Kingdom 1,006 1,395 1171 101 -91.37 Saudi Arabia 427 504 453 98 -78.37 Germany 1,048 1,118 833 54 -93.52 Canada 4,655 1,827 1645 25 -98.48 Syria 753 1,334 1101 0 -100.00 Other 6,357 4,404 4,872 372 -92.36 HS Code: 020711, 020712, 020713, 020714, and 160232 Note: Chicken claw re-exports under HS Code 02071410 for Hong Kong are included in this table, but excluded in the PS&D table. Source: Global Trade Atlas Hong Kong Chicken Claw Re-Exports to China, 2009-2011 (Year-To-Date; Metric Tons) Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Jan-Jul Jan-Jul Origin Quantity Quantity Quantity Comparison % Change 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011/10 World 133,203 224,889 149,733 65,025 -56.57 Brazil 62,746 125,841 74,815 49,123 -34.34 United States 53,638 61,903 48,543 10,520 -78.33 Argentina 4,779 22,010 16,968 2,829 -83.33 Turkey 84 2,260 536 447 -16.60 Denmark 1,751 1,194 903 371 -58.91 Chile 1,584 1,246 687 366 -46.72 France 411 658 153 243 58.82 Australia 482 947 574 141 -75.44 Netherlands 163 1,083 421 137 -67.46 Poland 882 1,790 1,585 124 -92.18 Spain 51 697 538 111 -79.37 Germany 687 576 393 54 -86.26 Saudi Arabia 402 27 27 48 77.78 United Kingdom 366 753 628 27 -95.70 Canada 858 333 228 25 -89.04 Syria 221 658 658 0 -100.00 Other 4,098 2,913 2,076 459 -77.89 HS Code: 02071410 Source: Global Trade Atlas Note: Chicken claw re-exports are excluded in the PS&D table China Direct Turkey Meat Imports, 2009-2011 (Year-to-Date, Metric Tons) Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Jan-Jul Jan-Jul Quantity Quantity Quantity Comparison % Change Origin 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011/10 World 26,881 25,980 10,749 18,385 71.04 United States 25,298 23,040 8,689 17,119 97.02 Chile 1,582 2,899 2,060 1,267 -38.50 Other 1 50 0 0 0.00 HS Code: 020724. 020725, 020726, 020727, and 160231 Source: Global Trade Atlas China Broiler Meat Exports, 2009-2011 (Year-To-Date; Metric Tons) Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Jan-Jul Jan-Jul Quantity Quantity Quantity Comparison % Change Destination 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011/10 World 291,272 378,716 203,796 239,388 17.46 Japan 134,377 180,558 98,452 121,746 23.66 Hong Kong 113,279 136,981 72,760 74,588 2.51 Malaysia 17,041 23,553 13,002 17,677 35.96 Bahrain 4,137 5,639 3,091 3,363 8.80 Iraq 1,403 2,152 1,635 3,585 119.27 Kyrgyzstan 4,459 3,958 1,835 3,246 76.89 Netherlands 2,447 1,999 869 2,560 194.59 United Kingdom 1,295 4,483 1,522 2,386 56.77 Korea South 3,570 4,126 2,341 2,308 -1.41 Macau 3,095 2,863 1,629 1,610 -1.17 United Arab Emirates 995 2,875 1,848 627 -66.07 Armenia 421 1,300 403 605 50.12 Afghanistan 602 2,433 1,183 520 520.00 Other 4,151 5,796 3,226 4,567 HS Code: 020711, 020712, 020713, 020714 & 160232 Source: Global Trade Atlas Note: China does not export chicken claws Poultry price tables China Retail Broiler Meat Prices On Average, 2007-2011 (Year-T0-Date) (RMB/KG, $1=RMB6.39) MONTH 2008 2009 2010 2011 % Change 2011/10 January 14.90 14.06 14.15 16.32 15.34 February 14.69 13.88 14.38 16.71 16.20 March 14.51 13.74 13.98 16.33 16.81 April 14.80 13.71 13.77 16.32 18.52 May 14.72 13.66 13.72 16.45 19.90 June 14.51 13.50 13.76 16.95 23.18 July 14.33 13.41 14.16 17.49 23.52 August 14.29 13.73 14.73 September 14.40 14.00 15.24 October 14.29 13.94 15.40 November 14.00 13.87 15.73 December 13.87 13.83 16.02 Source: The Ministry of Agriculture China Retail Live Chicken Prices On Average, 2007-2011 (Year-To-Date) (RMB/KG, $1=RMB6.39) MONTH 2008 2009 2010 2011 % Change 2011/10 January 13.97 14.16 13.98 16.30 16.60 February 14.53 13.99 14.28 16.89 18.28 March 14.31 13.70 13.82 16.35 18.31 April 14.59 13.57 13.55 16.34 20.59 May 14.42 13.47 13.50 16.41 21.56 June 14.13 13.37 13.58 16.89 24.37 July 13.89 13.28 13.93 17.38 24.77 August 13.91 13.66 14.45 September 14.15 14.00 15.03 October 14.08 13.82 15.40 November 13.84 13.71 15.60 December 13.72 13.83 15.95 Source: The Ministry of Agriculture China Broiler Chicklet Prices On Average, 2007-20011 (Year-To-Date) (RMB/KG, $1=RMB6.39) MONTH 2008 2009 2010 2011 % Change 2011/10 January 2.64 2.06 2.06 2.57 24.76 February 2.83 2.31 2.23 2.69 20.63 March 2.89 2.55 2.27 2.83 24.67 April 3.49 2.47 2.13 2.92 37.09 May 3.39 2.24 2.00 2.95 47.50 June 2.87 2.48 1.89 3.12 65.08 July 2.45 2.03 2.26 3.26 44.25 August 2.55 2.37 2.46 September 2.77 2.32 2.51 October 2.77 2.18 2.51 November 2.42 2.08 2.68 December 2.13 2.17 2.77 Source: The Ministry of Agriculture China Egg Layer Chicklet Prices On Average, 2007-2011 (Year-T0-Date) (RMB/KG, $1=RMB6.39) MONTH 2008 2009 2010 2011 % Change 2011/10 January 2.61 2.33 2.35 2.81 19.57 February 2.74 2.42 2.40 2.89 20.42 March 2.74 2.57 2.49 3.00 20.48 April 2.95 2.62 2.47 3.05 23.48 May 2.92 2.57 2.40 3.11 29.58 June 2.84 2.48 2.35 3.22 37.02 July 2.65 2.40 2.43 3.36 38.27 August 2.64 2.50 2.62 September 2.68 2.55 2.74 October 2.68 2.48 2.71 November 2.46 2.40 2.76 December 2.36 2.38 2.82 Source: The Ministry of Agriculture China Retail Chicken Egg Prices On Average, 2007-2011 (Year-To-Date) (RMB/KG, $1=RMB6.39) MONTH 2008 2009 2010 2011 % Change 2011/10 January 7.92 7.56 7.97 9.87 23.84 February 7.98 7.43 8.09 10.07 24.47 March 7.64 7.31 7.77 9.38 20.72 April 7.52 7.44 7.57 9.20 21.53 May 7.66 7.58 7.54 9.51 26.13 June 7.84 7.57 7.68 10.07 31.12 July 7.80 7.42 7.99 8.69 8.76 August 8.04 7.86 8.66 September 8.47 8.30 8.50 October 8.15 8.04 9.05 November 7.60 7.81 9.43 December 7.50 7.86 9.63 Source: The Ministry of Agriculture China Industry Feed Prices for Broilers on Average, 2007-2011 (Year-To-Date) (RMB/KG, $1=RMB6.39) 2008 2009 2010 2011 % Change 2011/10 January 2.66 2.69 2.85 2.96 3.86 February 2.69 2.67 2.84 2.97 4.58 March 2.70 2.64 2.83 3.00 6.01 April 2.75 2.65 2.84 3.01 5.99 May 2.76 2.65 2.86 3.02 5.59 June 2.82 2.67 2.87 3.06 6.62 July 2.91 2.71 2.87 3.10 8.01 August 2.91 2.75 2.89 September 2.89 2.78 2.90 October 2.84 2.78 2.91 November 2.77 2.80 2.94 December 2.70 2.83 2.96 Source: The Ministry of Agriculture China Industry Feed Prices for Egg Layers On Average, 2007-2011 (Year-to-date, RMB/KG, $1=RMB6.39) MONTH 2008 2009 2010 2011 % Change 2011/10 January 2.41 2.40 2.58 2.70 4.65 February 2.44 2.39 2.57 2.71 5.45 March 2.44 2.37 2.58 2.74 6.20 April 2.47 2.37 2.58 2.75 6.59 May 2.48 2.37 2.61 2.76 5.75 June 2.54 2.40 2.62 2.79 6.49 July 2.62 2.44 2.62 2.83 8.02 August 2.62 2.48 2.63 September 2.60 2.51 2.64 October 2.55 2.52 2.65 November 2.48 2.53 2.68 December 2.42 2.57 2.70 Source: The Ministry of Agriculture (End of the report)
Posted: 12 October 2011

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