The poultry sectors, chicken, turkey, and eggs, are pillars of animal protein production in Mexico. Production of broiler meat is expected to continue to increase as vertical integration spurs improvements in genetics and biosecurity.

An increase in broiler meat consumption is being met by this production growth, while imports stagnate in 2017. The poultry sector is also the primary consumer of feed grains in Mexico, and feed comprises the largest percentage of production costs for both poultry meat and eggs, according to USDA’s September 20, 2017 GAIN Report.

The forecast for poultry production in 2018 is 3.5 million metric tons, up from 2017. This is expected to drive production to exceed 2016 and 2017 levels. Thus, the sector expects to maintain growth during the remainder of 2017 and in 2018.