USDA projects 3% increase in Brazilian chicken production and exports in 2022

Brazil is the world's second largest chicken meat producer, behind only the United States, but holds the position of largest global exporter of the protein.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's chicken meat production is expected to reach 14.72 million tons in 2022, up 3% year-on-year, driven by strong foreign demand and increased domestic consumption, estimated the representative of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Brasilia, according to a report published Thursday (2).

The message of the U.S. agency in Brazil highlighted that both exports and domestic consumption, which have broken records this year, also tend to increase 3% next year, to 4.17 million tons and 10.54 million tons, respectively.

"In 2021, exports increased 5%. Overall, shipments . . .

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