Russia’s poultry output may rise 7.2 percent to 3.4 million metric tons in 2012 as more than 50 percent of leading domestic producers are planning to operate at full capacity, according to Interfax via the country’s Union of Poultry Producers.


Poultry production will reach 816,800 metric tons in the first quarter, from 717,100 metric tons during the same time in 2011, said Interfax. Output was 3.17 million metric tons in 2011. By 2020, production could reach 4.5 million metric tons, and consumption is expected to increase to 30 kilograms (66 pounds) per person from 24.6 kilograms in 2011.