Currently, the Peruvian poultry industry produces 48 million broilers each month, 94% more than a decade ago.
Increasing production is a constant in the Peruvian poultry sector. Ten years ago the average production was 25 million broilers per month and since then it has grown 94%, according to the Peruvian Poultry Association (APA).
In the period January to August 2013, commercialisation of broilers was 393 million, 15 million more than the same lapse of time the previous year, suggests data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Peru (MINAGRI).
The sale of broilers in August was 51.90 million units, an increase of 7.3% compared with the same month last year, said the president of the Peruvian Poultry Association (APA), José Vera.
In addition, the APA President stated that the price of broilers is fluctuating, and is determined daily by the supply and demand of the market because it is a perishable product and cannot be stored.
In Peru, the current broiler consumption is about 39 kilos per capita nationwide and 52 kilos per capita in the capital, Lima.
According to APA, one of the challenges of Peruvian poultry is to be more efficient in increasing its export figures. In 2012, Peru exported US$ 2.694 million, far behind Chile (US$ 208,606 million), Argentina (US$ 546,098 million) and Brazil (US$ 7,211,311 million).