September 6, 2011
Russian poultry production increases by 11.9%
Russia's total poultry production volume in the first seven months increased by 11.9% to 1,586 tonnes in carcass weight compared to the same period of last year.
The volume of industrial poultry production in Russian agricultural organisations in July 2011 amounted to 224.1 thousand tonnes in carcass weight (304.9 thousand tonnes in live weight), which is 3.6% less than in June 2011, but 12.2% more than in July of the last year.
The volume of imports of poultry meat to Russia in the first half of 2011 has grown over the same period of 2010 to 28.1% and amounted to 172.1 thousand tonnes. Such an increase in import numbers is attributed to the fact that during the first half of 2010, poultry imports from the US were only carried out in January and February. Compared with the same figures of the first half of 2009, in 2011 was the fall of imports by 53.2%.
In the period of January-June 2011, the US remains the largest supplier of poultry to Russia. The US in the first half of 2011 had a share of 54.3% of total imports in the Russian Federation. Second largest import supplier to Russia is Brazil with a share of 25.1% of total shipments. In third place is Germany with 8.8%, the fourth place belongs to France - 5.9%.