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The Russian meat industry in 2018 became the production leader in the field of agriculture

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According to Rosstat, meat production (excluding poultry meat) was 2.7 million tons, which is 12.4% more than in 2017th. Poultry production fell by 0.5%, to 4.8 million tons.

Production of meat and meat-containing semi-finished products increased by 7.2% to 3.3 million tons, sausage products by 1%, to 2.3 million tons, canned meat decreased by 5.8%, to 605 million standard cans.

Rosstat also reported that the production of processed and canned fish amounted to 4.2 million tons, which is 0.1% less than a year earlier, sunflower oil  4.5 million tons (2.8% less), margarine  486 thousand tons (9% less).

Growth was recorded in the production of milk (with the exception of raw) 5.5 million tons (3.6% more) and cheeses (473 thousand tons, 2.4% more). The production of butter decreased by 4.7%, to 258 thousand tons. Crops production decreased by 1.6% to 1.5 million tons, bakery products of non-durable storage by 2.3%, to 5.8 million tons, pasta by 2.7%, to 1.4 million tons.

The bakery industry increased production by 3.7%, to 3.9 million tons.

Bottled mineral water (without sugar and sweeteners) increased by 11.2% to 13.3 billion bottles (0.5 liters).

The brewing industry produced 775 million dL of beer (except for brewing waste), which is 2.4% more than in 2017. Tobacco companies increased cigarette production by 4.3%, to 257 billion units.

Source: Interfax

25.01.2019