18 Jul 2022 18:29

Imports of pedigree poultry to Ukraine down by one-third in H1 - association

MOSCOW. July 18 (Interfax) - The imports of live pedigree poultry to Ukraine have declined by 34% to 33.2 million birds since the start of 2022, including imports of day-old broilers by 34.5% to 27.8 million and those of egg-breed chicks by 28.2% to 2.4 million.

Ukrainian media have reported with reference to the website of the Union of Poultry Breeders that the drop has been caused, in particular, by a crisis in poultry breeding and keeping cycles.

Ukraine did not import any day-old geese and pearl hens in the first half of 2022, while the imports of turkey cocks declined by half and those of ducks by 78%, the association said.

Ukraine imports live poultry mostly from Poland, Hungary, Germany, and the Czech Republic.

According to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service, the overall size of the live poultry population in Ukraine had increased by 0.7% to 193.9 million as of February 1, 2022 year-on-year. After February 24, Ukraine has not publicized data on the population of its farm livestock.