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Russia Planning to Increase Annual Poultry Meat Production by 2020

26 February 2014

RUSSIA - Russia plans to produce more than 6 million tonnes of poultry meat per year by 2020 according to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture’s press office. Investments in the Russian poultry industry have reached more than 300 billion roubles in the last few years. This has allowed more than 400 facilities in the sector to modernize and upgrade.

Russia plans to produce more than 6 million tonnes of poultry meat per year by 2020 according to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture’s press office.

According to data from the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), the production level of poultry meat in the previous year was 5.1 million tonnes live weight, or 42 per cent of the country’s total meat output. Most of this production was broiler meat. Poultry meat imports accounted for only ten per cent.

The statement also mentioned that investments in the Russian poultry industry have reached more than 300 million roubles in the last few years. This has allowed more than 400 facilities in the sector to modernize and upgrade.

The Russian poultry meat market has recently been showing an upward trend in the share of chilled poultry meat to about 50–60 per cent of the overall production level. Large industrial facilities for the production of non-traditional poultry breeds like turkeys and Peking ducks also started up in the same period.

The Ministry of Agriculture adds that per capita poultry meat production is currently 26.6 kilograms, while consumption is 29.3 kilograms.

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