Chicken supply increased with falling exports and weaker domestic demand Cdial/Halal
A survey by the Center for Advanced Studies in Applied Economics (Cepea) at Esalq/USP shows that chicken meat prices fell in January. The pressure, according to researchers, came from the increase in domestic availability resulting from the drop in exports and weakened domestic demand, due to the population’s extra expenses and the school recess.
At wholesalers in Greater São Paulo, the average price for chilled whole chicken was R$7.03 per kilo in the first month of the year, a drop of 2.6% compared to December 2023. For the frozen product, the drop was of 2.5%, to R$7.04 per kilo.
Live chicken remained stable during the period, reflecting the sector’s strategy of adjusting broiler housing to domestic demand. The average price of the animal in the State of São Paulo was R$5.11 per kilo, practically stable (-0.2%) compared to the previous month. In June 2023, live chicken had been quoted at the lowest price since February 2021: R$4.44 per kilo.
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