China’s poultry production in 2023 is expected to remain stable at 14.3 million metric tons, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service reports.

White feather broilers’ share of overall chicken production is expected to increase, while yellow feather broiler production is expected to decline.

In 2023, imports (excluding paws) are expected to reach 750,000 metric tons from lower 2022 rates. China currently restricts imports of select U.S. poultry and poultry products from several locations based on concerns over highly pathogenic avian influenza. China’s exports in 2023 are expected to increase five percent to 575,000 metric tons as demand resumes in mature and new markets.

The full GAIN report can be found here.