Thailand to miss chicken export target in 2021


Thailand is expected to export about 940,000 tons of frozen and processed chicken this year, below the targeted 960,000 tons. Kukrit Areepakorn, Thai Broiler Processing Exporters Association Manager, told Asian Agribiz that chicken exports grew just 0.28% year-on-year (yoy) to 694,000 tons in January-September 2021, while export value decreased 3.5% to USD 2.38 billion. Exports to UK and China dropped 8% to 99,500 tons and 15% to 70,000 tons, respectively. In July and August, production fell 20% as Covid-19 infected workers. “Production is reviving but labor shortage persists,” he said.