According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service, Russian broiler imports may drop 39% to 375,000 metric tons this year, from 618,000 metric tons in 2010, as domestic poultry production increases.


Total domestic consumption is forecast to drop 1.4% to 2.886 million tons from an estimated 2.926 million in 2010, said the FAS. Broiler-meat production may jump 9% to 2.52 million tons from 2.312 million last year.