French poultry production rises 1 per cent

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Poultry production in France rose 1 per cent in 2000 to 2.25
million tons carcass weight equivalent, according to figures from
Agreste, the statistics...

Poultry production in France rose 1 per cent in 2000 to 2.25 million tons carcass weight equivalent, according to figures from Agreste, the statistics department of the French ministry of agriculture, Les Echos reports. Production had fallen 4 per cent in 1999. Turkey production saw the highest increase in 2000, gaining 8.7 per cent to 752,000 tons carcass weight equivalent. Duck production was up 6.2 per cent and guinea-fowl production rose 5.8 per cent. Chicken production fell 4.7 per cent. The French market for chicken rose 1 per cent last year, while that for turkey and guinea-fowl rose 4.5 per cent and that for duck rose 6 per cent. The second outbreak of BSE in October saw the demand for poultry rising by 14 per cent in the fourth quarter. Poultry exports fell 3 per cent in volume in 2000 to 886,000 tons carcass weight equivalent. The trade surplus from poultry rose 9 per cent to 7.5 billion francs (US$ 967 million) thanks to the sale of products with higher added value. Source: Les Echos

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