According to the Rosstat, live-weight pork production increased 3.6% in 2011 over 2010. Agricultural establishments increased output by 9.4% as a result of continued state-support for the construction of new facilities and modernization of existing facilities.
The Russian Union of Swine Breeders (RUSB) reported the top-10 largest companies produced 717,000 MT of pork in 2011, which is 100,000 MT or 16% more than the top-10 in 2010. The three largest producers: Agro Holding Miratorg, OOO "GK Agro-Belogorye, and Cherkizovo Group produced 144,800 MT (7.7% of Russian pork production), 106,000 MT (5.7%), and 101,200 MT (5.4%) in 2011.
The Ministry of Agriculture estimates slaughter-weight pork production will increase 100,000 MT (or 4.4%) to 2.4 MMT in 2012 over 2011. RUSB forecasts that Russia will increase pork production by 8.2% to reach 2.6 MMT in slaughter weight in 2012 and 7.8% in 2013. While WTO Accession may be causing new projects to undergo further deliberation, much of the production gains expected in 2012 and 2013 will come from the implementation of projects already launched.
Thursday March 8, 2012/ FAS-USDA/ United States.