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Cherkizovo Reports Increased Pork, Poultry Sales Volume

by 5m Editor
2 August 2012, at 9:33am

RUSSIA - Cherkizovo reports that sales volumes in the poultry division in the first half of 2012 increased by a robust 34 per cent to approximately 158,345 tonnes of sellable weight compared to approximately 117,990 tonnes for the first half of 2011.

Prices for poultry sales in dollar terms decreased by 4 per cent from $2.51 per kg in the first half of 2011 to $2.40 per kg in the first half of 2012 (excluding VAT), due to rouble weakening. Compared to the first quarter of 2012, the price in the second quarter was flat.

Prices in rouble terms increased by 3 per cent from 71.79 RUR/kg in the first half of 2012 to 73.61 RUR/kg in the first half of 2012 (excluding VAT). Compared to the first quarter of 2012, the price in the second quarter increased by 3 per cent from 72.50 to 74.67 RUR/kg.

Pork division

Sales volumes in the Pork division in the first half of 2012 increased by 14 per cent to 46,764 tonnes of live weight, compared to 41,070 tonnes in the first half of 2011.

In dollar terms, prices for pork sales decreased by 2 per cent from $2.70 per kg of live weight in the first half of 2011 to $2.65 per kg of live weight in the first half of 2012 (excluding VAT), due to rouble weakening. Compared to the first quarter of 2012, the price in the second quarter was almost flat.

Prices in rouble terms increased by 5 per cent from 77.41 RUR/kg in the first half of 2011 to 81.32 RUR/kg in the first half of 2012 (excluding VAT). Compared to the price in the first quarter of 2012 of 80.53 RUR/kg, the price in the second quarter increased by 2 per cent to 82.06 RUR/kg.

Meat processing division

Sales volumes decreased by 11 per cent to 62,105 tonnes from 70,097 tonnes for the first half of 2011. The decrease was predominantly due to the closure of an inefficient slaughtering facility in southern Russia.

Prices in dollar terms increased by 5 per cent from $4.47 per kg in the first half of 2011 to $4.70 per kg in the first half of 2012 (excluding VAT). Compared to the first quarter of 2012, the price in the second quarter decreased by 2 per cent from $4.75 to $4.66 per kg, due to rouble weakening.

Prices in rouble terms increased by 13 per cent from 127.98 RUR/kg in the first half of 2011 to 144.11 RUR/kg in the first half of 2012 (excluding VAT). Compared to the price in the first quarter of 143.82 RUR/kg, the price in the second quarter of 2012 was almost flat.