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Poultry Confidence Index
BY GREG RENNIER
Profit concerns dampen US
poultry industry confidence
The confidence indexes dipped in the second quarter of 2018 citing
an array of worries.
Don't get the wrong idea. Once again,
our panel of respondents expressed confidence in the poultry industry. However,
there were some emerging concerns.
All three primary indices within
the WATT/Rennier Poultry Confidence
Index remained at or well above aver-
age levels in the second quarter of
2018. The U.S. poultry industry continued a wave of unprecedented optimism
that started several years ago.
The Overall Index now stands
at 128, down from 152 last quarter
(100-point baseline = 1996). The
Present Situation Index fell, to 168
from 187, as did the Expectations
Index, to 102 from 128.
Although these metrics were quite
good, again well above the average level, it was the first time in several years
all three declined in the same quarter.
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www.WATTAgNet.com ❙ August 2018