Poultry export outlook solidly optimistic

Thailand’s poultry export prospects are looking more promising this year, lifted by higher demand and the resumption of fresh poultry imports by many countries after bird flu was brought under control. According to Agriculture Minister Chatchai Sarikulya, the ministry is optimistic Thailand will be able to ship 750,000 tonnes of poultry worth 96 billion baht this year, up from 720,000 tonnes worth 92 billion baht in 2016. “The government expects 2017 to be a good year for Thailand’s poultry industry,” Mr. Chatchai said. “South Korea has already lifted a 12-year ban on Thai chicken imports, while Singapore has allowed 20 qualified Thai factories to export fresh poultry. On the back of the global economic recovery, the ministry’s responsible officials are set to hold talks with many importing countries to raise exports as much as possible.” 

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