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Turkey produces 1.6B units hen egg in February

Hen egg production surges 2.6% year-on-year, drops 6.7% on monthly basis, says TurkStat

Muhammed Ali Gurtas   | 12.04.2019
Turkey produces 1.6B units hen egg in February

ANKARA

Hen egg production in Turkey totaled 1.6 billion units in February, the country's statistical authority announced Friday.

TurkStat said hen egg production surged 2.6% year-on-year, while the figure dropped 6.7% on a monthly basis.

Last year, Turkey produced 19.6 billion hen eggs with an annual hike of nearly 2%.

The official poultry production report also revealed that the number of slaughtered chickens and turkeys was around 91.5 million units in February.

The institute said chicken meat production amounted to some 158,411 tons in the same month, while turkey meat production was some 4,291 tons.

In 2018, Turkey's chicken meat production totaled 2.16 million tons. Throughout the year, the country also produced over 69,500 tons of turkey meat and 134 tons of quail meat.

The statistical authority will release its next poultry production report on May 13.

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