U.S. Broiler Production

(Federally inspected plus non-federally inspected/less condemnation)

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Year Production Change FromPrevious Year
Million pounds ready-to-cook basis. percent
1950 1,381
1951 1,739 25.9
1952 1,889 8.6
1953 2,091 10.7
1954 2,362 13.0
1955 2,412 2.1
1956 3,074 27.4
1957 3,372 9.7
1958 3,910 16.0
1959 4,149 6.1
1960 4,335 4.5
1961 4,944 14.0
1962 4,997 1.1
1963 5,269 5.4
1964 5,444 3.3
1965 5,877 8.0
1966 6,437 9.5
1967 6,552 1.8
1968 6,653 1.5
1969 7,175 7.8
1970 7,687 7.1
1971 7,724 0.5
1972 8,147 5.5
1973 7,962 -2.3
1974 8,034 0.9
1975 8,020 -0.2
1976 9,012 12.4
1977 9,279 3.0
1978 9,902 6.7
1979 10,926 10.3
1980 11,252 3.0
1981 11,868 4.7
1982 11,996 1.1
1983 12,326 2.8
1984 12,921 4.8
1985 13,520 4.6
1986 14,180 4.9
1987 15,413 8.7
1988 16,007 3.9
1989 17,227 7.6
1990 18,430 7.0
1991 19,591 6.3
1992 20,904 6.7
1993 22,015 5.3
1994 23,666 7.5
1995 24,827 4.9
1996 26,124 5.2
1997 27,041 3.5
1998 27,612 2.1
1999 29,468 6.7
2000 30,209 2.5
2001 30,938 2.4
2002 31,895 3.1
2003 32,399 1.6
2004 33,699 4.0
2005 34,986 3.8
2006 35,120 0.4
2007 35,771 1.9
2008 36,511 2.1
2009 35,131 -3.8
2010 36,515 3.9
2011 36,804 0.8
2012 36,643 -0.4
2013 Estimate 37,347 1.9
2014 Forecast 38,484 3.0

Source: Economic Research Service/USDA
*1 Estimated by USDA
*2 Estimated by National Chicken Council
Last updated January 10, 2014

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