The export of poultry meat and poultry products from the Russian Federation for the first time may exceed its import this year, the National Union of Poultry Farmers predicts.
"This year, poultry meat production may increase to 5.1 million tonnes in carcass weight against 5.007 million tonnes in 2019. We expect that this year exports will exceed imports for the first time," said Sergei Lakhtyukov, General Director of the Union, during an online business mission of Russian exporters of agricultural products in Morocco, held on Thursday.
"Last year import amounted 227 thousand tons, and export was 210 thousand tons, and by the end of 2020 we expect that import will be slightly more than last year - 230 thousand tons, but export will reach 280-300 thousand tons, which will be at least 33% more than last year," he said.
Lakhtyukhov also said that at the end of 2019, the Russian Federation took the 5th place in the world for the production of poultry meat and the 17th place for its export. The members of the union aim to enter the top 10 world exporters, he said.