Nicaraguans Consume 16% More Chicken

Chicken consumption in Nicaragua grew 16.6% in the first six months of 2010, when compared to the same period of 2009.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Between January and June, Nicaragauans have consumed 102.1 million pounds of chicken. In the same period of 2009 they ate 87.5 million pounds.

Donald Tuckler, executive director of the National Poultry Association (Anapa), told newspaper La Prensa: “The figures we are seeing this year correspond to what we initially expected for 2009, plus the natural growth envisaged for 2010”.

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Nicaragua Will Export Chicken to Venezuela

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The country is negotiating to ship up to 12.000 tons of chicken meat per year.

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Nicaragua: 70% Drop in Chicken Meat Exports

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