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PRODUCTION

+0.8%

3.75

million metric tons

IMPORTS1

➧

Home market key focus

Russian broiler market
at a glance, 2016

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to a glut of chicken meat on the
home market, and downward
pressure on prices.
Imports are expected to continue falling and exports to rise,
particularly as the government is
now offering help to companies
wanting to sell beyond Russian
borders, yet the sector still needs
to undergo further change.

-12.96%

0.197

PER CAPITA
CONSUMPTION2

➧

While exports will become
million metric tons
increasingly attractive for
kg
Russia's chicken producers, in
1
EXPORTS
the immediate term their key
1
+64.38%
January-November 2016
2
2014
focus remains on the domestic
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign
Agricultural Service, Organisation for Economic
million metric tons
market, and the industry will
Cooperation and Development
need to focus on efficiency, not
volumes, to flourish.
The high growth rates enjoyed by the Russian poultry industry have come to an
Despite the 2.4 percent rise
end as the country has reached self-sufficiency for poultry products.
in production last year, several
of the country's major broiler-producing regions
percent between January 2016 and January 2017,
reported falling output, and smaller companies
offering some solace for the year ahead.
have found it increasingly difficult to compete.
Another bright spot for producers is that,
Producers have been hit not only by restricafter two years of recession, the closing months
tions on exports causing oversupply at home but,
of 2016 suggested that an improvement in the
from early 2015, consumer prices failed to keep
Russian economy is starting to take place. The
pace with the rate of inflation. This, combined
contraction in the retail trade is slowing and inwith higher compound feed prices in the first
flation is moderating. While real incomes have
half of last year, resulted in a particularly hard
been falling, the number of poor in the country is
squeeze on margins.
no longer increasing, and the Russian economy is
The decrease in profitability and weak deexpected to expand by 1.5 percent this year.
mand not only led to producers scaling back
Despite this turnaround, production remains
production plans last year and for the first quarter
constrained by price-sensitive consumer demand,
of this year, but in some cases shutting down
competition from other meats, and limited access
capacity, particularly after mergers or changes in
to funding.
ownership.
While the Russian economy may be returnWhile increased volume sales remain to be
ing to health, a new uncertainty has emerged for
seen at home, 2017 has seen margins improve
Russian producers. Russia has focused on import
for Russian producers. Feed prices are now more
substitution and self-sufficiency and, where poulfavorable, after a record grain harvest, while the
try meat production is concerned, this has been
wholesale price for whole chicken rose by 32.1
largely successful.

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Poultry International - April 2017
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
Russian broiler producers facing flat growth in 2017
VIV Russia to showcase industry’s developments
Who will supply China’s growing appetite for poultry?
Gut health additives: four possible future scenarios
11 mycotoxin survey lessons to reduce poultry feed risks
When to use natural betaine in poultry diets
Reducing poultry processing waste maximizes yield, profits
Products
Marketplace
Advertisers’ Index
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Poultry International - April 2017 - Cover2
Poultry International - April 2017 - Contents
Poultry International - April 2017 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - April 2017 - 3
Poultry International - April 2017 - News
Poultry International - April 2017 - 5
Poultry International - April 2017 - Russian broiler producers facing flat growth in 2017
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Poultry International - April 2017 - 9
Poultry International - April 2017 - VIV Russia to showcase industry’s developments
Poultry International - April 2017 - 11
Poultry International - April 2017 - Who will supply China’s growing appetite for poultry?
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Poultry International - April 2017 - Gut health additives: four possible future scenarios
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Poultry International - April 2017 - 11 mycotoxin survey lessons to reduce poultry feed risks
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Poultry International - April 2017 - When to use natural betaine in poultry diets
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Poultry International - April 2017 - Reducing poultry processing waste maximizes yield, profits
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