Latin America

The Dominican Republic looks to open the Cuban poultry market

The communist country has a severe shortage of poultry and eggs and imports 70% of the food consumed in the domestic market.

Posted on Dec 06 ,06:11

The Dominican Republic looks to open the Cuban poultry market

Dominican poultry producers may soon enter the Cuban market, as the communist country is forced to import 70% of the food consumed. There is a shortage of poultry and eggs in Cuba and despite the fact that new facilities for laying hens have been made recently the production is still low. According to Jose Lopez, president of ASOPOLLON, the Dominican Chicken Producers Association, "if it is profitable, in a prudent time, it is possible that we are selling white meat to the Cuban brothers". Chicken meat is the most demanded poultry product in Cuba, due to affordability and the Dominican Republic has an inventory of 17.5 million birds that could guarantee the supply for both the year-end and 2020, added Mr. Lopez in an interview for Diario Libre newspaper.
Statistical data shows that chicken meat prices in the Dominican Republic have remained stable in the last few months and getting access to the Cuban market may offer better prices for producers.

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