Brazil now turning Ghana into a poultry wasteland
The crux of the matter is that the frozen chicken portions being dumped in our market are unwanted surpluses in Brazil and the EU
Warning bells should be ringing in government offices as the assault on the SA chicken industry by EU producers ramps up. If the EU regains its previous huge share of the market, the local industry may reach a tipping point into decline from which it will be almost impossible to recover. Not one province in SA would be unaffected.
EU chicken imports are climbing rapidly after a two-year absence because of avian influenza bans. Before the avian influenza outbreaks in Europe, the EU dominated SA imports of frozen chicken portions. While they were away, Brazil quickly filled the gap. Now they’re back, and the EU plus Brazil could spell disaster for SA.