Chicken feet in demand in China
Latest figures show that the customs authorities in Beijing reveal that in
the first 6 months of 2008, China imported almost 420,000 t of poultry meat.
This figure represents an increase of almost 25,000 t on the same period of
2007 and is 133,000 t higher than in the first two quarters of 2006.
The US was the major supplier of poultry meat to China in the first six
months of 2008 shipping in 300,000 t, which is an increase of over 50,000
tonnes. Argentina, which is a country renowned for its beef, saw exports soar
from 18,700 t to 112,600 t.
From January to the end of June 2008, over 50% of poultry imports were in
the form of chicken feet.
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