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MHP to double volume of poultry export by the end of 2011

Ukrainian Agro-Industrial Group MHP, currently the largest producer of poultry in Ukraine, intends to increase the share of poultry for exports to 8-10% out of the total output in 2011, compared to 5% in 2010, the head of Investments and Media department of MHP has stated.

"At the same time the volume of production has become stable – about 360-370 thousand tonnes a year," Anastasia Sobotyuk said at the VI Annual Conference Fitch Ratings in Ukraine on October 28. Sobotyuk also noted that the company has been exporting poultry meat primary to the CIS and the Middle East countries.

EU experts have inspected the production of MHP and given permission for starting exports to the Europe Union. In 2012 the company plans to bring the share of export to 15% of production aided by an active supply of their products in the EU.

To date, MHP provides about 65% of Ukraine’s total exports of poultry meat abroad and in the near future according to preliminary estimates, this figure will remain unchanged or increase slightly.

In 2013, the company plans to double the volume of exports, with the start of its biggest complex in the Vinnytsia region, which in the first year will produce 100 thousand tonnes of poultry per year.

Editor WorldPoultry

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