Russian pork market to become competitive
Pork production is expected to expand greatly in
Russia in the coming years.
The Russian Institute for Agricultural Marketing (IAM) has predicted that
pork production is to increase by 10% in 2008 to 1.8m tonnes in comparison to
By 2012, the Institute expects a further expansion to 3.5m tonnes.
Modernisation of production facilities in the last few years is one reason
behind the increase.
Consumption of pork has also risen 2.6kg since 2004 to 17.1kg in 2006. It is
expected to increase to 30kg by 2012.
The IAM advises Russian meat producers to focus on improving the quality of
their product - among others, of the slaughterhouses in light of predicted
increased consumption. At the same time, producers should also attempt to reduce
their operations costs.
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