The poultry market in the Netherlands is in good shape, but imports are increasing

Frozen Whole Chicken
Market & Price Trends
Published Oct 10, 2023

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The European poultry meat market has been experiencing slight pressure due to lower demand in the summer, causing prices for broilers to fall. However, the demand for poultry meat is expected to grow by around 1% this year, lower than the long-term average. The limited production growth in Europe, including lower supply in the Netherlands, has resulted in higher prices, while competition from imports, particularly from Ukraine, is affecting the segment supplying wholesalers, catering, and processors.
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There is more demand for poultry meat in Europe. Although the market for concepts is under pressure due to increased demand for regular chicken. Competition comes from Eastern Europe, especially Ukraine. On the other hand, Dutch chicken exports within Europe remain good. What impact do the slightly lower feed prices have? And can bird flu outbreaks still cause a stir? The European poultry meat market has been under slight pressure in recent months (see Figure 1). Due to lower demand in the summer, the price for broilers fell. We expect meat consumption in Europe to decline this year, mainly due to a declining supply of pork and beef. Only poultry meat will grow this year, expected to be around 1%. This is lower than the long-term average. Demand will also increase seasonally in the coming months, which is favorable for the price level in the market. Pork and beef remain relatively expensive. Figure 1: price development of Dutch broilers versus feed and hatching egg prices. The ...
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