In 2019, the top 20 largest pork companies in Russia produced over 3 million tons of pork (hereinafter in live weight), reports the National Union of Pig Breeders (NSS).
At the end of 2018, market leaders produced about 2.7 million tons. The share of leading players increased from 65% to 68.2%. The remaining industrial enterprises (agricultural enterprises and peasant farms) produced about 1.4 million tons of pork last year, compared with 2018, the figure decreased by about 40 thousand tons.
The first place confidently continues to keep Miratorg. Last year, it produced 426.7 thousand tons of pork, and over the year the indicator increased by about 4 thousand tons.
The second place, as at the end of 2018, is occupied by the Cherkizovo group. It produced 286.2 thousand tons of pork, having improved the result of the previous year by 36 thousand tons.
The Velikoluksky pig-breeding complex rose from fifth to third place. Over the past year, it increased production by more than 51 thousand tons to 267 thousand tons. The company's share increased from 5.2% to 6%. Rusagro retained fourth place in the ranking; it increased pork production from 218.5 thousand tons to more than 243 thousand tons.