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meat each year, with Mexico absorbing 20
percent and Canada a further 5 percent. Any
changes to U.S. poultry exports to these markets could affect the industry outlook and
indirectly affect global market conditions.
Rising prices may be ahead, however, for
local producers and exporters who sell in the
EU and Saudi Arabia as imports are restricted, while whole bird and breast meat prices
on global markets will decline significantly.
Avian influenza impact to continue
Pressure from avian influenza remains
significant, but the number of cases is lower
than in the 2016-17 Northern Hemisphere
Although China, Japan, the EU, India,
Russia and the Middle East have recorded
outbreaks, the number of cases so far
this year has been lower and, should this
While in some markets, and for some product types, prices can be expected to
increase, for others excess supply could lead to prices falling. buhanovskiy I Fotolia.com
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