Polish poultry meat production in 2018 is forecast to  grow by two percent over 2017. In 2017, poultry production  increased by eight percent over 2016. Despite more moderate growth in 2018, Poland will remain the European Union’s (EU) largest poultry meat producer.

Higher production is driven by growing domestic consumption and international demand. Although most poultry meat exports are shipped internally within the EU, the Government of Poland and Polish industry bodies are actively seeking new markets, including the United States, according to a USDA GAIN Report.

The report says that 2017 export growth will continue due to expanding demand from intra-EU and Asian markets. Major markets within the EU are the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic. Hong Kong, China, and Ukraine are the main markets outside of the EU. The Polish poultry industry is highly integrated and export oriented. Although the majority of exports are directed to the internal EU market, the industry and the government of Poland is trying to open new market opportunities, including U.S. market access.