It is estimated that South African chicken meat production will increase marginally by 2 percent to 1.365 million tons in 2018 and by 3 percent in 2019, reaching 1.410 tons. This growth in chicken meat production will be driven by the recovery of the local industry from avian influenza and the continuation of low-priced animal feed, according to a GAIN report.

United Arab Emirates’ (UAE), chicken meat imports are expected to drop by two percent in 2018 due to slower economic growth, implementation of a five percent value-added tax (VAT), and lack of liquidity in the market. Imports are likely to rebound slowly in 2019 to reach 415,000 MT as the UAE accelerates preparations for World Expo 2020. UAE domestic chicken production in 2019 is expected to rise slightly, up four percent from 2018, with one major producer increasing their operational capacity and adding production lines. View the full reported here.