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Analysts predict increase in meat consumption in Russia to a record 79 kg

Meat consumption in Russia may grow by 1-2 kg this year. According to the report of the Center for Industry Expertise of the Russian Agricultural Bank, current annual consumption of meat reaching record 77 kg per person may rise to 79 kg by the end of the year.

Analysts predict increase in meat consumption in Russia to a record 79 kg
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“The current amount of meat consumed by the population of Russia has already reached a record 77 kg per year. This year, consumption may increase by another 1-2 kg due to the growth of pork production”, the bank said in a statement.

The analysts of the Center pointed out, that the increase is seen not only in the volume of consumed meat. It’s the menu of a Meat Basket heading towards a balanced consumption.

“Turkey is no longer perceived as exotic. The consumption of other poultry raised on a limited scale, such as ducks, guinea fowls, gees and quails, is also growing. Large-scale lamb slaughter and industrial processing projects are being launched. Consequently, due to the growth in consumption of “new” kinds of meat, the share of traditional chicken, pork and beef dropped below 90%,” the analysts explained.

The consumption of dairy products is also increasing. Mostly in cheese and butter, analysts say. “The forecast consumption of dairy products will reach 234 kg by the end of the year,” says Rosselkhozbank.

It is noted that the most significant contribution to dairy production is made by farmers. Cheesemakers are experimenting with various spices, molds, and aging periods.

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English version, 12 Aug 2022 09:31
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