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Russian Pork Export Ban to China Has Been Lifted, Unlocking Opportunities

Frozen Pork Ham & Shoulder
Ferhat Erdem
Published Oct 17, 2023
The end of the 15-year ban on Russian pork imports by China offers a significant opportunity for Russia's pork industry. Russia aims to export 200,000 metric tonnes (mt) annually to China, which could potentially double its international pork exports. However, to realize this potential, Russia and China must work together to harmonize regulations and address technicalities.

In 2023, Russia is set to become the 8th largest exporter of pork in the world, with an estimated 200 thousand mt destined for international markets. However, with the opening of the Chinese market, this figure could potentially double to 400 to 500 thousand mt annually. If this projection materializes, Russia could rise to become one of the top 5 pork exporters globally.
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