Economy | Chicken, turkey: Poultry consumption overcomes crisis in 2020

La Provence (with AFP)

Inter-branch Anvol said on Tuesday that despite the Kovid-19 crisis, poultry consumption in France eventually decreased slightly in 2020, with a partial decline in chicken purchases.

“With catering closing in 2020, we feared losing a lot of editions” Anvol’s director, a videoconference explained during Anne Richard, brings together producers of lean chickens, turkeys and ducks (except for Foy Grass).

“Finally, home purchases increased by 9.3%, which is very significant, and which leads to overall consumption (on all channels, including in-house catering, editor’s note) which is down, but just 0.7. % “, She rejoiced.

“This 9.3% increase, however, is not homogeneous by species”, Anne Richard noted, “And especially the species which are in great difficulty, such as guinea fowl, duck, quail and pigeon, because these species are mainly sold in catering ”.

The French consumed 1.88 million tonnes of poultry last year, against about 1.90 million in 2019, specifying the difference in a press kit. Thus France continues to be the third largest poultry consumer in Europe after the United Kingdom and Germany.

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