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South American Countries Increase Turkey Meat Consumption

by 5m Editor
25 January 2012, at 9:11am

SOUTH AMERICA - According to estimates, majority of South America's turkey meat production and consumption happens in Brazil. The country also happens to be one of the largest exporters of turkey meat in South America.

Estimates show that Brazil's production of turkey is higher than consumption in Brazil and as a result, there is no need for imports. However, consumption has been fast increasing over the years, and this has led to a reduction in exports.

Turkey meat consumption is also increasing in other South American countries, although not as rapidly as broiler meat consumption.

Total accumulated turkey meat exports from the US to South America rose four per cent during 2001-2011.

Further Reading

- You can view the USDA's International Egg and Poultry Review by clicking here.