Despite of COVID -19 pandemic, broiler production and processing in Russia has seen to be negatively affected and aims for record production and exports in 2020.
Russia already exported 147,600 tons of poultry meat in the first half of 2020. A substantial growth in export to countries outside CIS (former Russian republics) has been recorded, also exporting poultry to 8 countries within the CIS region “About 63% of our exports went to 24 countries, including China, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, and others,” authorities said.
Poultry meat production has grown over consumption in Russia. Self-sufficiency level of poultry reached 101.4%, and further growth is driven by export demand.
Russia will increase its poultry production to 5.11 million tons in slaughter weight in 2020. The domestic demand didn’t suffer from the pandemic either.
Even the egg segment has same story to share. The quarantine measures introduced in Russia to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus had undermined sales, but this segment managed to bounce back quickly. The virus has negatively affected some breeding farms, especially those working with small-scale poultry farms, authorities admitted.