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Slovenia Poultry and Products Semi-Annual Overview - February 2005

by 5m Editor
13 February 2005, at 12:00am

By the USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service - This article provides the poultry industry data from the USDA FAS Poultry and Products Semi-Annual 2005 report for Slovenia. A link to the full report is also provided. The full report includes all the tabular data which we have ommited from this article.

Slovenia Poultry and Products Semi-Annual Overview - February 2005 - By the USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service - This article provides the poultry industry data from the USDA FAS Poultry and Products Semi-Annual 2005 report for Slovenia. A link to the full report is also provided. The full report includes all the tabular data which we have ommited from this article.

Report Highlights:

Poultry is still one of the few agricultural products were Slovenia’s domestic production exceeds demand making Slovenia a net exporter. In 2003, Slovenia slaughtered 29.6 million birds out of which 28.3 million were broilers. These numbers are relatively stabile. Total poultry meat production ranges from 53,000 MT – 60,000 MT. EU accession could result in production decreases because of dropping producer incomes. In 2003, Slovenia exported 14.72 MT of poultry and imported 3.77 MT. In 2004 and 2005, these exports could increase slightly because of intra-EU trade.

Production

Poultry is still one of the few agricultural products were Slovenia’s domestic production exceeds demand making Slovenia a net exporter. In 2003, Slovenia slaughtered 29.6 million birds out of which 28.3 million were broilers. These numbers are relatively stabile. Gross production of poultry meat ranges from 53,000 MT – 60,000 MT. EU accession could result in production decreases because of dropping producer incomes (and the end of most market protection). However, the impact is yet to be seen.

Consumption

Average annual quantity of purchased poultry meat per household member in 2001 was 9.9 kg/per capita. With the first case of BSE in 2002, meat consumption shifted from beef and veal towards poultry. Chicken production and consumption dominates the poultry sector.

Import and Trade

In 2003, Slovenia exported 14.72 MT of poultry and imported 3.77 MT. In 2004 and 2005, these exports could increase slightly because of intra-EU trade. Increases in intra-EU exports will be dependent on Slovenian capability to compete with EU prices and on reexports from third country producers. Slovenian net export position for poultry will probably not change in the near future and major exporting markets for Slovenia include ex- Yugoslavian countries. However, it is uncertain whether or not Slovenia will be able to maintain its net export position in the long-term.

Import requirements are the same as the EU thus sanitary/phytosanitary restrictions constrain U.S. imports. Tariffs for poultry range from 18.7 Euro/100kg to 100.8 Euro/100kg and for poultry products from 8.5 % to 15.4 % and 8.5%+10%. Up to date tariff information can be found at http://www.sqn.si/top.htm.

Further Information

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List of Articles in this series

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Source: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service - February 2005