Russian exports of meat and offal in 2021 exceeded $1 billion
Russian exports of meat and offal in 2021 exceeded $1 billion for the first time. According to the results of January-December, 533 thousand tons of meat were delivered to foreign markets, which is 2.8% higher than in 2020, worth almost $1.2 billion (+32%). This was reported by the Federal Center "Agroexport".
ВPoultry meat remains the leading export meat category, shipments of which increased by 3.5% to 306 thousand tons in physical terms and by 26% to $542 million in value. Pork was shipped abroad 187 thousand tons (-3.3%) for $390 million (+16%), beef – 33 thousand tons (2 times more) for $216 million (2.4 times more).
China remains the largest buyer, which, as in 2020, accounted for more than a third of Russian supplies in the meat category. With a decrease in shipments to China in physical terms by 5.6% to 147 thousand tons, in value terms, the volume increased by 27% to $ 401 million tons due to an increase in the share of beef in the structure. Last year, China accounted for 67% of all exports of Russian cattle meat.
In second place is Vietnam, which has increased imports of Russian meat to 102 thousand tons (+40%) in the amount of $188 million (+34%). Pork accounted for more than 90% of this volume. The third place was occupied by Ukraine – 68 thousand tons (-14%) for $122 million (+13%).