the Largest increase occurred in pig – 10.9 percent, reported the Ministry of agriculture. This is due to the opening of new enterprises and expansion of exports, according to the Department. According to Rosstat, the production of beef for the first half increased by 2.3%, poultry – by 0.8%.

In 2017-2019 years in the construction of the pig farms had invested billions of dollars in investment. Now work at full capacity, and this process will continue for several years, said the head of the Executive Committee of National meat Association Sergey Yushin. At the end of the year growth of pork production will be about 7%, he estimates. While the results 2019 Russia fought for 4-5 place for production of pork in the world. By 2025, according to forecasts of the Ministry of agriculture, the expected increase in the volume of pork production by more than a third only at the expense of the already announced investment projects. Thus, the country will produce more than 4.5 million tons of pork.

In the long term this will lead to a slight increase in meat consumption in the country, despite the decline in revenue, the Yushin. Over the past nine years, meat consumption in Russia grew by 10.1% in 2019 was 76 kg per person, estimated at “the Center of agrobaltika” under the Ministry of agriculture.

Despite inflation and the rising cost of production, prices for poultry and pork for several years declining, says Yushin. According to experts, in the near future, prices for poultry will remain stable, and pork will be reduced further. This will make the meat even more affordable in comparison with other products (e.g., fish), says Yushin. The growth of domestic production will dictate further price reductions in the next two to three years, agrees the head of the Center for industry expertise Rosselkhozbank Andrew Dalnov. According to his estimates, this year can expect lower retail prices of pork meat by 3-4 %.

While Russia is significantly increasing the supply of meat to foreign markets. For the first half of 2020, the volume of pork exports increased by four times, poultry meat – by 2.5 times, beef – three times, count to Rosselkhozbank. The main importer of Russian meat products was China (45%), edging out the second place Ukraine.

in Addition to China (which for the Russian pork yet closed) are promising for supply of meat Yushin finds the markets of Japan, South Korea, Middle East countries and the Persian Gulf. But to go to many markets it will be difficult for the veterinary, technical and other reasons. In addition, on the world market has stiff competition, and this year it will only intensify, he said.