January 17, 2022


Russian meat exports in January-December 2021 increase 30%


Meat exports from Russia from January 1 to December 5, 2021, totaled $1.02 billion, a 30% increase over the same period in 2020, according to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture's federal center, Agroexport.

Shipment volume increased by 2.2% to 469 thousand tonnes.

According to Agroexport, 46% of the export revenue was from poultry, 34% from pork and 19% from beef. Exports of poultry meat for the period rose by 19% and reached $464 million; pork rose by 19% to $348 million; and beef increased 2.7 fold to $191 million.

Russian meat in 2021 was shipped to more than 65 countries. More than a third of the total meat supply in terms of value went to China. Based on initial 2021 data, 135 thousand tonnes of meat worth $364 million were sent to the country.

The top five importers of Russian meat include Vietnam, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and Belarus.

- TASS (Russia)

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