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on April 9, 2009

Russian pork production up 7% in first quarter

Russia increased its pork production by 43,000 metric tons, or by 7%, in the first quarter of this year as compared with the same period in 2008, according to the Interfax news agency.

Russia increased its pork production by 43,000 metric tons, or by 7%, in the first quarter of this year as compared with the same period in 2008, according to the Interfax news agency.

Russia's Agriculture Minister, Yelena Skrynni, told a meeting on meat production in Rostov in early April that the share held by imports in total pork consumption in Russia was 27%. She called for a lowering of this figure. By 2010, pork production in Russia is expected to increase to an annual 3.2 million metric tons, 25% more than in 2007.

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