Russian poultry volume increases year on year

02-09-2011 | | |

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.

In total in the first seven months of 2011 production volume increased over the same period of last year by 11.9% to 1586 tonnes in carcass weight.

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 United States 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, USA 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 (in January-June 2010 – it was 17.7%, and in January-June of 2009 – 75.1%). 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%.