In Thailand, domestic meat demand is largely satisfied by indigenous production, and the country only imports small amounts of beef and pork, while exporting around 40% of its poultry production.
Thailand is the world’s fourth poultry exporter, and is set to benefit from recent access to the EU. Poultry exports should increase by 9% in 2012, but the industry is still constrained by disease-related restrictions.
Sources: FAO, USDA
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives eng.moac.go.th
Ministry of Public Health eng.moph.go.th
Food and Drug Administration www.fda.moph.go.th
Animal Health Products Association www.thaiahpa.com
Poultry Promotion Association of Thailand
Thai Broiler Processing Exporters Association www.thaipoultry.org
Thai Food Processors’ Association www.thaifood.org
Approximate meat production (source: FAO, 2009)
Pigmeat: 783,567 MT
Cattle meat: 233,578 MT
Chicken meat: 1.0 million MT
Duck meat: 84,846 MT
Buffalo meat: 53,383 MT
Approximate production value (source: FAO, 2009)
Cattle meat: $630.9m
Chicken meat: $1.4bn
Duck meat: $139.7m
Buffalo meat: $143.7m
World rank (source: FAO, 2009)
n4 producer of duck meat
n8 producer of buffalo meat
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