US poultry exports to Russia see increase
US poultry exports to Russia were up 24.4% over the
first 11 months of 2007, reported the US Poultry and Egg Export Council
Russia imported 812,200 tonnes of chicken meat, compared with 653,100
tonnes in the same period in 2006.
According to Albert Davleyev, vice president of the International Poultry
Development Program and director of the USAPEEC mission, the increases can be
attributed to the gaining popularity of poultry and the weakening dollar.
"Despite the record high cost of poultry production in the United States
due to corn prices and a drought, American suppliers have considerably
strengthened their positions on international markets thanks to the weakening
dollar," Davleyev said in a statement. "While the dollar remained stable in the
United States but kept falling abroad, Brazillian and European poultry has
become more expensive and less competitive on international markets, Russia
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