Brazil is the 3rd largest producer of broilers in the world and 1st place in export.
Brazil is the 3rd largest broiler producer in the world, behind the United States (USA) and China. In 2009 it surpassed the USA, reaching the 1st place in exportation. It also occupies a good position in egg production, 7th place.
The largest consumers of Brazilian products are the Middle East with about 40%, Asia consumes 31%, Europe 15%, Mercosur countries consume 5% and others reach 9%. Already the countries that most import meat to Russia, Japan, EEC, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.
Poultry production generates around 2 million direct and indirect jobs throughout Brazil, contributing to a significant increase in the economy. The southern and southeastern regions are the largest producers, but there is an increasing production in the central-west region due to the production of corn and soy. The states that most produce the chicken are the states of Paraná (27%), Santa Catarina (26%) and Rio Grande do Sul (23%).
The low cost with investment in facilities and high production of grains, favors the production of chickens in Brazil.