Over the past two months in Russia there is a steady upward trend in the price of live pigs and pork in half of the domestic and foreign production.
During this period, the value of live pigs for Russian pig farms increased by an average of 10.2% , pork carcass rose by 7.4 %. The rate of growth in prices of imported carcass in the Russian domestic market in the last two months, more tangible - 15.4 %. This is due to a rise in price of live pigs for slaughter and pork half-carcasses , which is celebrated in most of the major producing countries. p>
price growth for this type of meat in the first place helps to maintain the high level of demand and the relatively small amount of pork supply from abroad. In January- July 2013 the total volume of imports of chilled and frozen pork, pork lard , by-products and live pigs decreased by 18.0 % compared to the same period of 2012 . p>
The increase in domestic production of pig farms for the first seven months of this year was at the highest elevations - 33.8 % by 2012. The number of pigs in all categories of farms in Russia as of August 1, 2013 by 5.2 % over last year's figures . Note, however, that the spread of epizootic ASF in the Russian Federation has made adjustments to the rate of growth of the animals. Thus, according to the previous month the number of pigs in all categories of farms decreased by 0.2 % , while in the previous seven years in the period invariably marked increase in the number of animals. The declining trend in the number of pigs in the households aggravated the spread of African swine fever virus because of the vulnerability of this category of farms due to lack of proper level of biological containment . p>