Russia is continuing strong growth of meat production

During the first two months of 2012 in the Russian agricultural enterprises produced 1105.6 thousand tons of livestock and poultry for slaughter in live weight. Compared to previous years this figure is 13.3% higher. Positive trends are observed in all the federal districts of Russia. The highest growth rate recorded in the North Caucasian Federal District — 21.1% for the year in the Central and Southern districts — 16%, the Ural Federal District — 13.1%. In the remaining districts increase 6-10%, according to a press release from the portal Meatinfo.

Increase in the overall index contributed to the increase in pork production for slaughter. (The growth of production of chicken) on a given product group accounted for 25% or 277.2 thousand tons in January-February 2012. For the year had risen by 12.1%.


The southern regions are still suffering from the effects of ASF — the South and the North Caucasus region there is a decrease in production of pigs in live weight by 1.5% and 8.4%, respectively. Reduced rate and in the Volga Federal District — 1.5% for the year. The Central Federal District shows the best results in this segment. For the year had risen by 25.5% to 137.5 thousand tons in the first two months of this year. That is exactly 50% of the total volume of agricultural enterprises account for this county. Of course, such a powerful role in the good results of plays Belgorod region. In January-February 2012, live pigs sent for slaughter in the amount of 72.2 million tons, up 28.5% ahead of last year's level. In the North-West Federal District scope live pigs for slaughter could be increased by 12.5% in the Far Eastern Federal District — 9.4%, in the Siberian Federal District — 3.8%, in the Urals Federal District — 1.3%. Among the regions, the manufacturing index rose in 53 regions and republics, negative trend was noted in 24.

Pigs in February 2012 in the agricultural numbered 11.7 million head, while in the same period last year was lower by 7.7%.

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