08 Sep 2022

Chicken production in Turkey could increase 9% on 2023

Chicken production in Turkey is forecasted to increase 9 percent to 2.68 million metric tons (MMT) in 2023 because of […]

Chicken production in Turkey could increase 9% on 2023

Chicken production in Turkey is forecasted to increase 9 percent to 2.68 million metric tons (MMT) in 2023 because of the steady exports and the increase in domestic meat consumption. Moreover, meat production could grow by 10 percent to 2.46 MMT by the end of this year.

In 2022, the good results in chicken meat production are due to a more efficient supply of breeding stock that includes hatching eggs and day-old chicks, together with significant foreign demand for Turkish chicken products.

Important facts on chick production in 2022:

  • Imports of breeding stock to Turkey increased by 12 percent. Although most were used in the domestic poultry industry, two percent of the increase was re-exported as hatching eggs to Iraq and Russia.
  • Increases in feed prices are expected to continue, along with other input prices, especially energy costs.

In the first six months of 2022, poultry meat production has increased 10 percent when compared with the same period of 2021, in line with total year projections (Figure 1).

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Figure 1. Turkish Chicken Meat Production from 2021 to 2022, Monthly Comparison. Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MinAF), 2022

On the other hand, consumption is expected to increase by 1,7 MMT in 2023, which means 5 percent higher than in 2022.

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But, under sector hopes, mostly due to expected continued high poultry meat prices at retail outlets, given Turkey’s in 2022 high food inflation that is unlikely to change previous to the 2023 election.

For 2022, chicken meat consumption is forecast at 1.6 MMT, which is lower than 2021 due to:

The sector believes that




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