Companies in the European Union poultry meat supply chain have to comply with European legislation on animal welfare, food safety and environmental protection. Whereas the legislation aims to guarantee a high quality poultry production, it also confronts the sector with extra costs. Countries outside the EU do not have the same extensive legislation. This report presents the results of a study on the competitiveness of the EU poultry meat sector. The production costs for poultry meat are calculated for several EU and non-EU countries.
van Horne, P. L. M. (2018). Competitiveness of the EU poultry meat sector, base year 2017: international comparison of production costs. (Wageningen Economic Research report; No. 2017-005). Wageningen Economic Research. https://doi.org/10.18174/465696