The Russian union of poultry producers, Rosptitsesoyuz, forecasts an 18.1% rise in poultry meat exports from Russia in 2022 compared to 2021, to 360,000 tonnes, Galina Bobyleva, general director of Rosptitsesoyuz, said during the Animal Farming Russia conference in May.
By 2030, poultry meat exports are expected to reach 638,000 tons, she added. Russian egg exports are also set to rise to 570 million units in 2022, compared to 506 million units last year. By 2030, this figure is projected to jump to 850 million units, Bobyleva outlined.
In 2021, Russia exported poultry primarily to Kazakhstan, unrecognized republics of Ukraine, China, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia, the Russian Federal Customs Service reported. Bobyleva also projected that poultry is likely to remain the leading source of protein in Russia in the coming decade. In 2021, Russia produced 5.02 million tons of poultry meat, and 1.65 million tons of beef. In 2030, poultry production is set to rise to 6.1 million tons, and beef to 2 million tons, she said. However, to boost production, Russia’s poultry industry needs to overcome several challenges, including the worsening epizootic situation and the risk associated with the industry’s financial health. The latter is linked with the general food inflation and low purchasing power of the Russian population, she explained, not saying anything about the impact of Western sanctions on Russia’s poultry industry.