25 Dec 2023 19:28

Russia increases exports of livestock products in 2023 - Rosselkhoznadzor

MOSCOW. Dec 25 (Interfax) - Russia increased exports of livestock products, primarily meat, in 2023, Rosselkhoznadzor said after analyzing the preliminary results of its supervisory work.

"In 2023, livestock products were supplied to dozens of countries, and many types of products (pork, lamb, horse meat, food by-products) showed positive dynamics compared to the same period in 2022," the report says.

Thus, according to the Argus veterinary system, as of December 22, pork was exported to 14 countries, with shipments increasing 6% to 154,400 tonnes. Seven countries bought lamb, with exports increasing 11 times to 10,300 tonnes. Russian beef exports of 30,200 tonnes went to 24 countries. In addition, 301,700 tonnes of poultry meat were shipped to 34 countries. There is also demand for horsemeat on the world market, with exports increasing 2.2 times to 2,000 tonnes. Russia exported 70,600 tonnes of finished meat products to 27 countries.

Rosselkhoznadzor also reported that dairy product exports increased 15% to 162,700 tonnes, going to 25 countries, and fish shipments rose 28% to 2.1 million tonnes, going to 51 countries.

The growth drivers are the states of the EAEU and the CIS (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Moldova), Asia (China, Vietnam, Mongolia), the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Jordan), and Africa (Angola, Congo, Ghana), Benin, Guinea, Gabon, Ivory Coast).

Rosselkhoznadzor also said that the export of live animals for slaughter had increased. Shipments of cattle increased five times, small cattle rose three times, and live pig shipments doubled.

In 2023, Russia received the right to export venison to the UAE, some types of meat and dairy products to Pakistan and Afghanistan, milk and dairy products to Hong Kong, and poultry meat to Algeria.