December 16, 2013


Russia's first egg shipment to Iran to commence early next year



JSC Poultry Farm Aksayskay has signed a contract with the Islamic Republic of Iran to supply eggs to the latter, with the first shipment due in February of 2014.


News about the contract between Poultry Farm Aksayska and the Islamic Republic of Iran came to light at a meeting with the Regional Legislative Assembly, when the Deputy Governor of the Rostov region Vyacheslav Vasilenko made a statement.


Experts from the Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR) have noted that a contract for Russia to supply Iran with eggs is "very exclusive".


"This direction of exporting eggs for our businesses is not typical. In fact Russia currently exports very few eggs outside Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries," said senior expert of IKAR Victoria Berland.


According to her, in 2012, exports of domestic chicken table eggs amounted to 929.8 million shares, of which 726 million eggs were sent to Tajikistan, and the majority of the remaining eggs go to other CIS countries. Overall, in the past year, Russian poultry farms produced 39.3 billion table eggs.