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Russian Lamb and Goat Meat Exports Skyrocket with 7-Fold Increase

Russian exports of lamb and goat meat increased seven times in the first nine months of 2023 as compared to the same period last year. The results were provided by Rosselkhoznadzor based on the data from the Argus information system.

Russian Lamb and Goat Meat Exports Skyrocket with 7-Fold Increase
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“The volume of lamb and goat meat exports has increased sevenfold. Iran stands as the largest importer of these meat types, having received nearly 7,5 times more products during the first nine months of 2023,” stated the service.

Rosselkhoznadzor has also noticed high volumes of poultry exports. China, Saudi Arabia, and Kazakhstan are among the leading purchasers of this meat, acquiring it in considerable amounts.

“Seafood supplies have seen a notable upsurge, with China emerging as the leading importer. These products are now being exported to as many as 50 countries,” stated the representatives of the service in a comment.  

Russian pork exports have seen a 7% increase in the first nine months of this year. There has been a significant surge in pork shipments to Belarus, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Armenia, and Serbia.

Dairy product supplies continue to be consistently high. Kazakhstan, the largest buyer of Russian dairy products, has increased its purchase volume by 1.5 times compared to 2022. Belarus has also boosted its imports.

Additionally, edible egg exports have grown by 1.4 times during the current year, compared to the same period last year. South Ossetia has upped its acquisition of Russian eggs ninefold. The first-ever supplies have been sent to Liberia. Mongolia and Kazakhstan continue to be consistent top buyers.

Rosselkhoznadzor has observed a significant upswing in farm animal exports. In the current year, there has been a 2.3-fold increase in the export of pigs and both large and small livestock to the global markets when compared to the first nine months of 2022.

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English version, 23 Oct 2023 22:37
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