The Moscow region has risen to first place in the Russian rating of the largest exporters of meat and offal selling meat products for more than $45 million, RIA Novosti reports.
It is specified that in physical terms, the export of meat products increased and amounted to 19.24 thousand tonnes. Compared to the same period last year, this figure almost doubled, and products were sold for $46.5 million, as stated by the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the region Sergei Voskresensky.
According to the minister, the structure of export of meat products near Moscow in the Q1 of the year was distributed as follows: poultry meat was sold for $21.64 million or 46 per cent of the total volume, beef for $21.47 million or 46 per cent of the total volume, pork for $3.31 million or 7 per cent of the total volume, and other meat products for 0.03 or 00.7 per cent of the total volume.
The expert noted that China has become the main importer of meat products near Moscow. Export of chicken offal to China amounted to 9.46 thousand tonnes, in the Q1 of 2021 it was equal to $29.7 million. He added that the main exporters of these products are the enterprises Cherkizovo, Miratorg, and Rastling.