Russia increased live cattle imports
Russia has never been a major importer of livestock and poultry, but some supplies do take place. Of course, the main share of imports is made up of breeding animals, but now their purchases abroad have significantly decreased.
At the end of July 2021, Russia significantly increased its imports of live cattle. The total number of cows imported into the territory of the Russian Federation amounted to almost 6 thousand heads (5977 heads), which is 85.3% more than in the same period last year (3 226 heads in July 2020).
The main supplier of imported livestock was the European Union (89.7%). At the same time, a small number of livestock was purchased from Belarus. The main buyer of live cattle abroad was the Kursk region, which purchased 2,042 heads (34.2% of total imports) of cattle from Germany and the Netherlands.
The Bryansk (615 head) and Yaroslavl (476 head) regions are also among the leaders in the import of live cattle.
Imports of live pigs fell to a minimum and amounted to only 414 heads, which is 53.6% lower than last year's level. The main suppliers of pigs to the Russian Federation are Denmark (56% of total imports) and the Netherlands (44%). The Tambov region became the leading importer, although small consignments were also imported to the Lipetsk, Voronezh and Belgorod regions.
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