Turkey's poultry production on rise in 2017
Hen egg, chicken meat productions in Turkey increase annually 6.6 percent, 12.9 percent, respectively, in 2017
By Tuba Sahin
Turkey's seasonally and calendar-adjusted poultry production grew, year-on-year, in 2017, according to Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) data on Tuesday.
Hen egg production in the country rose 6.6 percent to reach 19.3 billion units last year, compared with 2016, TurkStat data showed.
The data revealed that chicken meat production also increased to 2.1 million tons in 2017, up 12.9 percent from the previous year.
The number of slaughtered chickens and turkeys also rose 11 percent and 9.7 percent, respectively, over the same period.
Some 1.23 billion chickens and 5.1 million turkeys were slaughtered in 2017, according to the data.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.