Despite the fact that the country’s poultry industry suffers various obstacles and relies significantly on imports for poultry meat, the government is investing considerably in its domestic production.
Highlight on Angola Poultry Production
Angola’s poultry meat output in 2020 was 29,860 MT, up 5.9% from the previous year, according to figures given by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. Backyard chickens and a few commercial farms account for the majority of production.
Also according to the Ministry, 404 family chicken farmers declared 4,610 chickens in 2020, averaging 11 birds per home. The 160 commercial growers, on the other hand, estimated 121,821 birds, with an average of 761 birds per producer.
The estimated increase in egg production
Egg production in Angola is estimated to be between 65 million and 70 million eggs per month, according to the National Association of Poultry Producers of Angola (ANAVI). The country’s existing production infrastructure is focused on egg production because it is a more cost-effective product to produce than chicken meat.
After a minor uptick in 2021, consumption is likely to grow in 2022. Angola’s overall domestic poultry consumption is predicted to reach 277,000 MT in 2022, up from 261,000 MT in 2021, while imported chicken meat is the most economical and widely consumed animal protein in Angola, demand has been stifled by a drop in consumer purchasing power induced by the continual depreciation of the Angolan kwanza and the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s economy.
Imports Estimation and Government Strategy
Imports are predicted to rise to 245,000 MT in 2022, up from 230,000 MT in 2021. Post forecasts greater imports in 2022 as a result of the approaching presidential election, despite weak domestic demand and limited purchasing power caused by economic issues that could hinder trading.
During election years, the Angolan government has always allowed a higher number of imports to guarantee that prices remain consistent and that the populace does not face food shortages. Imports have a stronger incentive during election years.