The producer price of broiler chickens decreased by 18 percent

By: STA Date: 2024. 01. 17. 10:00

Based on data from the KSH, Hungary’s poultry meat exports increased by 3 percent to almost 180,000 tons between January and October 2023 compared to the same period of the previous year. Within this, the export of chicken increased by 13 percent to 122,000 tons, while that of turkey decreased by 37 percent to 16,000 tons.

The largest target markets for poultry meat were Romania (24 thousand tons), Germany (18 thousand tons), Austria (16 thousand tons) and Bulgaria (16 thousand tons). Hungary’s poultry meat imports increased by 7 percent to 73,000 tons in the observed period. Within this, the delivery of chicken meat increased by 7 percent to approximately 54 thousand tons, and that of turkey meat by 21 percent to 3.5 thousand tons.

Most poultry meat came from Poland (29 thousand tons) and Romania (17 thousand tons)

Based on the AKI’s slaughter statistics data, 629.3 thousand tons (live weight) of poultry were slaughtered in Hungary in the first eleven months of 2023, 7.6 percent more than in the same period of the previous year. Of this, slaughter chickens accounted for 461.2 thousand tons (+9.1 percent), and slaughter turkeys for 66.8 thousand tons (-12.9 percent). According to the data of AKI PÁIR, the live weight producer price of slaughter chickens in Hungary decreased by 18.4 percent to HUF 410.8/kg, and that of slaughter turkeys by 10.7 percent to HUF 597.7/kg in the first week of 2024 compared to the same week of the previous year. Chicken breast fillet was HUF 1,706.6/kilogram (-17.5 percent), and bone-in chicken breast was HUF 1,112.2/kilogram (-18.1 percent) at the same time. The price of chicken breast (in total) was 1,686.2 forints/kilogram (-17.5 percent), and the price of chicken legs was 870.6 forints/kilogram (-1.6 percent) in the first week compared to the same week of 2023.


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