International Egg and Poultry Review: Russia

RUSSIA - This is a weekly report by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), looking at international developments concerning the poultry industry. This week's review looks at the poultry meat industry in Russia.
calendar icon 10 August 2011
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Prime Minister Putin announced on 22 July 2011 a reduction of 2012 pork and poultry tariff quota quantities followed by the signing of a government of Russia (GOR) Resolution on 27 July and released on 29 July 2011. The 2012 tariff-quotas for fresh and frozen beef are in line with GOR Resolution #1021 of 16 December 2009.

For 2012, Prime Minister Putin stated that "Chicken production is expected to increase 330,000 metric tons (MT) next year and pork imports will be substantially reduced because we expect to increase pork output".

The 2012 tariff-quota for poultry divides the 2011 poultry tariff quota between boneless and bone-in parts for the first time. The net 2012 poultry tariff-quota is a 20,000-metric ton (MT) reduction from 2011 and 220,000MT from GOR Resolution #1021 of 16 December 2009. The 2012 tariff-quota for pork and pork trimmings represents a 150,000-MT reduction from 2011 and 100,000MT below levels stated in GOR Resolution #1021. Of notable interest is the pork trimming tariff quota for 2012 remained largely unchanged.

For 2012, poultry and pork imports within quota will be subject to a 15 per cent customs duty and a 75 per cent excess quota customs duty. Another first for 2012 in Resolution #616 no country specific allocations were indicated.

The Former Soviet Union-12 (FSU-12) Region ranked number four in US broiler meat exports and number 9 in turkey meat exports for January-May 2011. On an annual basis, Russia's share of the US FSU-12 broiler meat exports dropped from 89 per cent in 2000 to about 55 per cent in 2010. Meanwhile, Russia's share of FSU-12's US annual turkey meat exports has dropped from 98 per cent in 2000 to 51 per cent in 2010.
Sources: USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service; Russia Profile

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