According to the Ministry of agriculture of the USA in Russia in four years, domestic production of pork increased by 26%. So, “revival” production of meat has led to falling prices in countries such as the USA, Germany and others.
MOSCOW, 4 Jan. The sharp growth of pork production in Russia has allowed producers to begin exporting, while only three years ago, Moscow was one of the world’s largest importers of meat, second only to Japan, reports Bloomberg.
According to the Ministry of agriculture of the USA in Russia in four years, domestic production increased by 26%, thus reducing imports by more than 80%.
The Agency notes that “revival” of pork production in Russia has led to falling prices in countries such as the USA, Germany and others.
“Frankly, for our business and the country was shameful to import so much. But now the situation has changed dramatically”, — said the head of the National swine Union Yuri Kovalev.
As highlighted by Bloomberg, the Moscow authorities decided to support the agricultural sector, which led to the rise in the industry. This happened after the introduction of the food embargo against the US and EU in response to sanctions against Russia.
Next year, pork production in Russia, according to the forecast of the USDA, may grow by 5.7% to a record level of 2,78 million tons.