Chicken high on the menu
UAE residents must love eating chicken because 422,000 tonnes of poultry meat was consumed in the country in 2014, with officials putting a value of Dhs3.2 billion on the poultry market. The Ministry of Economy shared the study’s results based on official data on domestic production and foreign trade. UAE imports of poultry meat in 2015 amounted to Dhs2.977 billion, growing 5.9 per cent over 2014. Exports stood at nearly Dhs40.92 million, while re-exports were worth Dhs79.5 million. Domestic production was found to account for only 11 per cent of the total consumption for 2014.