The population of pigs in all categories of pig-breeding complexes, farms and households in Russia amounted to 17.5 m. as of Feb 1, 2012.
The quantity of pigs in agricultural enterprises and farms grew 5.2% - up to 12.3 m., quantity of pigs in private households dropped by 9% - to 5.2 m. Production of pork in agricultural enterprises in January 2012 was 96,100 t. in slaughter weight (131,100 tons in live weight – according to Russian Statistics Committee data), which is 9.4% more than in January 2011.
Compared to January 2011 (five years ago), the production grew by almost 2.1 times. The biggest growth of pork production as of January 2012 was registered in Central Federal District – 47,800 t. ( 23.7% against Jan 2011).
March 2012/ BPEX/ United Kingdom.