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Rising Russian meat production reduces imports

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By William Liefert and Olga Liefert

Special to Poultry Times

WASHNINGTON — Beginning in the early 1990s, Russia became a large importer of meat, including beef, pork, and poultry, as the country transitioned from a planned to a market economy.

During much of that period, Russia was the largest foreign market for U.S. poultry broilers. U.S. exports to the country peaked in 2001 at 1.05 million metric tons (mmt), 42 percent of total U.S. broiler exports.

Russia was a much smaller market for U.S. beef and pork, though in 2008 pork exports. . .

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