The growth in Chile’s chicken and turkey production and the rapid evolution of the industry is largely due to the growth of exports while also supplying the country with healthy, fresh, and nutritious products.
Currently, the sector exports to markets as diverse as the United States, Mexico, the European Union, China, and Colombia, to name a few.
The industry has evolved under the framework of sustainability and its focus is on making all production processes increasingly efficient.
By doing so, poultry producing companies have made progress with various projects to take advantage of resources and reduce emissions by using advanced treatment systems.
The poultry sector has the second highest share of exports in the Chilean white meat industry, with 27% of production exported. Regarding the primary destination markets, in 2020, the United States ranked first (33%), followed by China (22%), and Mexico (16%).
Each poultry exporting company has control over its entire production chain, from feed-producing plants, animal production areas, slaughtering and all related processes, logistics, and marketing of every product, to finally reach customers and consumers with healthy, safe, and 100% traceable foods.
Part of the requirements of international markets has to do with being a sustainable industry that cares about the environment, animal welfare, and the communities surrounding their facilities. These attributes are becoming more and more relevant when it comes to the purchase decision of a consumer who is getting more informed by the day.
The industry commitment is to continue advancing efficiency and productivity, hand in hand with sustainable standards and policies. Currently, poultry -mainly chicken- is the most consumed protein in Chile and the world, an important fact to bear in mind considering the need to increase food production to help meet the growing demand for food.