By Tuba Sahin
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's seasonally and calendar-adjusted poultry production grew, year-on-year, in 2017, according to Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) data on Tuesday.
Hen egg production in the country rose 6.6 percent to reach 19.3 billion units last year, compared with 2016, TurkStat data showed.
The data revealed that chicken meat production also increased to 2.1 million tons in 2017, up 12.9 percent from the previous year.
The number of slaughtered chickens and turkeys also rose 11 percent and 9.7 percent, respectively, over the same period.
Some 1.23 billion chickens and 5.1 million turkeys were slaughtered in 2017, according to the data.