Pork exportThe press service of the Ministry of Agriculture has published data on the production and export of pork in 2017.

According to the data provided, in 2017, agricultural enterprises produced 3.76 million tons of pigs (in live weight), which is 7.4% more than in 2016.

The greatest growth in production was recorded in the Pskov, Kursk, Voronezh, Belgorod, Tver and Tambov regions.

In general, there has been rapid growth of the pig industry in recent years. Thus, in comparison with 2000, the increase of livestock of pigs was 50%.

The consumption of pork by the population also increased – 24.2 kg per person (the norm is 18 kg).

Indicator of export amounted to 71 000 tonnes for 2017, which corresponds to an increase of 34.2% compared to 2016.

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