The export of poultry meat also increased significantly, so in 2018 it amounted to 8,878 tons, which is an increase compared to the previous year of 14.4 per cent. In the same period, imports of poultry meat increased by 7 per cent and amounted to 20,806 tons. The production of day-old turkeys in 2018 increased by 4 per cent compared to the previous year, while the production of day-old chicks in 2018 was at the level of 2017. In the period from 2012 to 2018, Croatia recorded an increase in production of day-old poultry by 9 per cent.
The same level of self-sufficiency in poultry meat production was recorded in 2017. The value of exports of breaded poultry meat products was HRK 185.9 million, while the value of imports of breaded products amounted to approximately HRK 125.5 million.
According to the VETI system of the Directorate of Veterinary and Food Safety, the slaughter of approximately 39 million poultry of all species was registered in 35 poultry slaughterhouses.
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