Thailand is expected to export more chicken this year following outbreaks of bird flu in several countries since late last year, according to a report issued by Kasikorn Research Centre. The deadly disease has been found in a number of countries including China, Japan, the Netherlands, the US, Canada, Egypt and Nigeria. Several countries have imposed import bans on chicken from producing countries, the report said.
The ban may help push Thailand’s exports of chicken and its products this year, while confidence in Thai chicken would be further boosted. Kasikorn Research Centre forecasts that Thailand would earn about USD 2.4 billion from exporting frozen and processed chicken in 2015, up 4.5% from last year.
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/bird-flu-outbreaks-to-boost-thai-chicken-exports)