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Meat Consumption Flat

Meat consumption in Russia will be unchanged this year after beef prices climbed in the country and worldwide, Sergei Yushin, head of the National Meat Association's executive committee, said Friday, citing State Statistics Service figures.

Consumption was about 67 kilograms per capita last year. While Russians will eat less beef after 18 months of price gains, consumption is set to gain by 2 percent to 3 percent for pork and remain stable for poultry, Yushin said.

National output may rise 4 percent to 5 percent this year for pork, drop 2 percent to 3 percent for beef and gain 7 percent to 8 percent for poultry, Yushin said. Russia produced 739,000 tons of pork last year, 199,000 tons of beef and 2.74 million tons of poultry, according to the State Statistics Service.

(Bloomberg)

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