News from Russia
- New meat import knock.
The Russian Minister of Agriculture has announced that the poultry import
quotas can be introduced in Russia this year. He mentioned that
unfortunately the import is necessary. The introduced quota may
reach from 600,000 up to 900,000 tons. In 2001 the amount of imported
poultry was 1,36 million tons and in 2000 - 1,1 million. The medical
norm of meat products consumption is about 90 kg a year per person.
According to the forecasts of Russian Ministry of Economic Development
the number of meat products consumption will reach the medical norm in 2010.
Poultry composes 35% of this figure. In this way, the volume of Russian
market will increase up to 4,5 million tons by 2010 and it will take more
than 11 years with 20% of annual production increase (which the industry
shows now) to saturate the market with the efforts of Russian producers only.
Eurasian Vegetarian Society