January 15, 2013


Russia's 2012 poultry meat production up 10.8% on-year



In 2012, Russia's volume of poultry meat production reached 3.55 million tonnes, a 10.8% increase over the level of 2011.


This figure was announced at the meeting by Rosptitsesoyuz, the Russian Union of Poultry Farmers, where the developments of the industry over the last six years were summed up.


According to the statistics of the Union over the years 2006-12 Russia increased poultry production almost 2.6 times. Experts explained that the positive change occurred due to the successful implementation of the national project of development of agro-industrial complex in 2006-07, and the state programme of agricultural development in 2008-12, which provided substantial support to the poultry farmers.


For egg production, the group reported that in 2006-12 production rose by 13.7% in total. During January-December 2012, Russian poultry farms produced 42.2 billion eggs, a 2.7% increase over the same period of 2011.


"The success of the industry was largely achieved through the investment, which allowed us to construct, reconstruct and modernise 125 poultry facilities and improve quality and productivity of livestock", reported Rosptitsesoyuz.


The leading regions in terms of poultry meat production in Russia in 2012 were Belgorod, Leningrad, Moscow, Rostov, Krasnoyarsk Krai and Stavropol Krai.


The pace of growth in poultry production sector is the highest among the entire livestock industry of the country, experts pointed out. The level of poultry production is already close to the volume of domestic demand in the country. Moreover, according to the State Agriculture Development Programme for 2013-20 years, exports of poultry could reach 400,000 tonnes by 2020.

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