August 23, 2011


Russia cuts 2010 poultry meat imports



The total volume of chicken meat imports to the Russian market dropped 29.3% compared with 2009 levels, according to chicken meat market research done by Global Reach Consulting as part of a poultry factory's business plan development in 2010.


Russia has reduced the import of poultry meat. The reduction has exceeded 29% over a year. The share of its largest supplier, the US, in total imports equals 49%. The second place is secured by Brazil, RBC reports.


In general, imports have been decreasing rapidly for the past several years starting from 2008 while consumer demand has grown over the same period. Given the change in the market structure, the share of local products is increasing. This year, the country is planning to reduce imports by half, Caspionet reports.

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