Thailand targets 920,000 tons of chicken exports in 2022

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Thailand aims to export 920,000 tons of frozen and processed chicken this year, up 1% year-on-year (yoy). Kukrit Areepakorn, Thai Broiler Processing Exporters Association Manager, told Asian Agribiz that Thailand exported 842,000 tons from January-November 2021, down 1.5% yoy. While exports to the EU and Japan rose 4.1% and 1.8%, respectively, exports to UK and China fell 8% and 15%. China still has a ban on imports from 10 plants in Thailand. “Container shortages and high freight rates continue to be a challenge,” he added.

Joint-Editor, Asian Meat Magazine and Meat Insider, Bangkok, Thailand. The African swine fever hitting the pig industry in Thailand as kept Payungsak busy, writing, ‘Support required for small-scale pig farms affected by ASF’ for the Pig Health Monitor.