Japan’s chicken meat production in 2021 is projected to remain flat from 2020. A domestic outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza will continue to put downward pressure on supply while the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic slow recovery in foodservice demand. Imports are projected to increase only slightly in 2021 as high domestic prices incentivize some processors to increase utilization of imported inputs. However, traders are likely to moderate imports by drawing down existing stocks.
USDA – Japan: Poultry and Products Update
Por Hélio Sirimarco