Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat producer, expects its export volume to rise by up to 70 per cent this year largely due to higher sales of poultry to Asia and the Middle East, the company said on Dec. 2.
Cherkizovo said it expected its poultry exports to jump 85 per cent to about 63,000 tonnes, or around 74 per cent of the estimated 85,000-tonne export total for 2020.
“China has become the major export market for our poultry products since 2019,” said Andrey Terekhin, head of industry associations and government institutions relations at Cherkizovo.
In 2020, Cherkizovo shipped the first batches of poultry to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Overseas sales of pork are estimated to rise by 32 per cent to 14,500 tonnes, while turkey exports are likely to more than double to 2,400 tonnes, the company said.
In July-September, Cherkizovo sold 175,880 tonnes of poultry, 68,400 tonnes of pork and 10,190 tonnes of turkey meat.