Ukraine might become top-10 chicken meat exporters in 2013


According to the official statement made by Sergei Arbuzov, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine at the Cabinet of Ministers Meeting Ukraine might become amongst the top chicken meat exporters in 2013. Main reason named that will cause an increase of exports volume is that many companies received quality certificates that would allow exports to EU region. Mr. Arbuzov noted that beef production increased by 1.4%, pork production grew by 7.1% and chicken meat production grew by 14.2%. Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food stated that Ukrainian companies will be able to export up to 50 thousand tons of chicken meat by the end of 2013 to EU region. Ukraine are able to export chicken meat products since July 24, 2013. There were 4 companies that received permission to export: 3 companies that are part of MHP holding and AgroMars  (“Gavrilyvsky Kurchata”). According to various estimates, total exports might reach 135-140 thousand tons of chicken meat compared to 80 thousand tons in 2012.   

UkrAgroConsult comment: New market for Ukrainian poultry producers will benefit the entire agricultural sector of Ukraine in terms of new investment opportunities in the future.


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