Imports of pork to Russia for the first three quarters of 2011 increased by 4.3%

02-12-2011 | |

According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, in January-September of 2011 the total pork imports amounted to 500.5 thousand tonnes, which is a 4.3% increase compared to the same period of 2010.

 In particular, imports of pork grew by 68.4% – up to 128.2 thousand tonnes.  The import of pork exceeded the volume of the same deliveries in 2010 on a monthly basis, indicating a steady increase in demand for imported meat in the current year. 

The leading suppliers of pork to Russia in January-September 2011 are Brazil (25.2% of total imports), Germany (15.9%), Canada (14.8%), Denmark (12.3%) , USA – 8.3%, Spain (7.0%) and France (5.2%).

Compared to the same period of 2010 the share of Brazil, Germany and France in total sales volume decreased. At the same time, the share of Canada, the USA, Spain and Ukraine increased significantly. 

Imports of live pigs for slaughter
The volume of imports of live pigs in recalculation on carcass weight in September 2011 amounted to slightly more than 3.1 tonnes, 18.3% more than in August and 31.8% less than September of last year. 

In January-September 2011 the volume of imports of live pigs in recalculation on carcass weight was about 30.0 thousand tonnes, which is 16.2% less than during the same period of 2010. 
The main suppliers of live pigs for slaughter in Russia in January-September 2011 were: Estonia (39.9% of total imports), Lithuania (30.8%) and Latvia (22.8%). Germany’s share was only 2.7%, Denmark – 2.1%. Other countries accounted for about 1.7% of total deliveries. 

(By Vladislav Vorotnikov)