Russian poultry imports up 32.3% in Jan-May

MOSCOW - Russia increased poultry imports 32.3% year-on-year in January-May 2005. According to current customs statistics, supplies of poultry amounted to 442,300 tonnes for $272.8 million, all of which was imported from outside the CIS.

In the first five months Russia imported 296,100 tonnes of meat for $414.6 million.

According to the statistics, imports of fresh frozen fish from outside the CIS in the first five months of the year amounted to 352,400 tonnes (for $288.5 million), which is 38.4% more than in the same period last year. Imports of citrus fruit increased 14.8% to 457,900 tonnes for $200.5 million, with coffee imports up 19.7% to 138,000 tonnes for $23.2 million.

Imports of raw sugar increased 13.4% to 1.26 million tonnes for $318.2 million).

Countries outside the CIS accounted for 18.6% of all food and food raw material imports, compared with 19.1% in the same period last year.

Source: Interfax
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