Welcome to the European Poultry Industry's web site
a.v.e.c. - Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU
We are confident that you will find useful information on the European poultry industry on our site.
If you need additional information please contact our secretariat.
Poultry meat is the second most important meat species in the European Union today. The European annual production is approximately 11 million tons and the average consumption of about 23 kilos per capita per year.
The European poultry industry employ 673.000 staff across Europe, has an annual turnover of 107 billion Euros and consumes about 20% of the total EU cereal production for poultry feed and is thus of a significant economic importance.
With increasing global concerns for climate change AVEC is pleased to represent the most sustainable - cost effective and environmental friendly - meat production world wide.
AVEC is a voluntary, non-profit association created in 1966. AVEC represents and promotes the interests of the European poultry sector. Since 1966, several countries have joined the European Community. Today our members include national organisations representing poultry slaughterhouses and poultry trade in 17 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.