According to SeaNews Russian Foreign Trade Customs Statistics online service, in Q1 2020 Russia exported 108.8 thousand tons of meat and by-products, up 70.3% year-on-year. In monetary terms, exports almost doubled amounting to $179.2 mn.
Poultry and by-products account for more than half of exports. During January-March 2020, 67.6 thousand tons (+79.8%) worth $103.2 mn (up 2.4-fold) of poultry and by-products was exported. 35 thousand tons worth $62.7 mn was exported to China. 10.5 thousand tons worth $11.3 mn was shipped to Ukraine, and 9.8 thousand tons worth $9.7 mn to Kazakhstan.
Pork export from Russia increased 2.2-fold to up 21.3 thousand tons worth 44.8 mn, up 2.3-fold. 8.3 thousand tons worth $14.8 mn was shipped to Ukraine, 6 thousand tons worth $12.5 mn to Belarus, and 3.9 thousand tons worth $11.6 mn to Vietnam.
Export of by-products increased by 10.7% up to 13.4 thousand tons in terms of tonnage and by 25.8% up to $12.2 mn in terms of value. Most of the volume, 9.8 thousand tons worth $9 mn, was shipped to Hong Kong.
Export of beef amounted to 1.8 thousand tons (up 2-fold) worth $7.9 mn (+97.5%). The main destinations were Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Vietnam and Kazakhstan.
During the first quarter of 2020, 35 thousand tons of meat and meat by-products were shipped to China (up 87.5-fold) worth $63.5 mn (up 70.6-fold). Almost all of these were poultry meat and by-products.
Export to Ukraine amounted to 20.9 thousand tons (+31.4%) worth $27.9 mn (+43.1%). More than half of the entire volume was pork, a significant share was poultry and by-products.
Export to Belarus increased by 53.8% up to 8 thousand tons worth $16.5 mn, up 35.2% year-on-year. Approximately three quarters of the volume was pork.