In 2018, the United States exported US$184 million of poultry to Angola, making the Southern African country the third largest market for U.S. poultry exports in the world.

Angola also became the largest market for U.S. frozen chicken leg quarters with 191,187 metric tons, valued at US$166 million. Overall, U.S. chicken meat exports to Angola increased 19 percent from 2017 to 209,468 metric tons. This is due primarily to an increase in available foreign currency (forex), a growing population, a lack of domestic production capacity, and increased cold storage.

The United States is a vital supplier of chicken meat to Angola. Chicken leg quarters come in a 10 killogram box and are mostly found in the informal market, which accounts for 70 percent of the total market sales according to data sources. Chicken meat is the most affordable animal protein source (local market price is around $14/box) after the traditional Angolan fish named Lambula (sardine). There are several factors contributing to the increase, including the availability of forex, population growth, inadequate domestic production and enhanced cold storage availability. Click to read the full GAIN report.