Share of poultry meat in the export structure exceeded 83%

Submitted by bashun on Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:53

Exports of meat and meat products in January-August 2018 amounted to 258 thousand tons (+ 6% compared to the same period in 2017), imports - 180 thousand tons (41%). This is reported by analysts of the Economic Discussion Club, reported.

It is noted that the share of poultry meat in the structure of exports exceeded 83%, which in natural terms was 215 thousand tons. About 50% of poultry meat exports since the beginning of the year have entered the markets of the Netherlands, Iraq, Slovakia.

"In meat imports, poultry meat (almost 50% of the total volume) and pork (43%) hold leading positions. Imported products enter the domestic market, mainly from EU countries (Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, Denmark). The share of imports in domestic food consumption of meat is about 13%," the Economic Discussion Club noted.

It is also noted that agricultural enterprises increased meat production by 1.6%, while the economy of the population reduced it by 2.4%. The production of pork has decreased most of all since the beginning of the year - by 4.9%, the volume of beef decreased by 3.7%, and poultry keeping provided an increase of 4.5%.

According to balance calculations, in January-August of the current year the filling of the domestic market with meat and meat products exceeded the indicator of the corresponding period of the previous year by 2.5%.

Estimated average per capita consumption of meat and meat products by the population over 8 months of this year is estimated at 32.4 kg per person, which is 0.9 kg higher than last year.

Over 8 months of 2018 Ukrainian enterprises produced 1453 thousand tons of meat of all kinds (in slaughter weight), which is 0.3% more than in the same period last year.

Recall, according to statistics, as of September 1, 2013, compared to the corresponding date of the previous year, cattle stock decreased by 4.3%, pigs - by 4.5%, while the number of birds increased by 2.8%.


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