Russian meat producer Cherkizovo Group has posted a 6% year-on-year growth in chicken sales volumes to 59,390 tonnes in April of this year.
The average price per kilogram increased by 20%, to RUB 130.79, from RUB 109.37 in the same period last year.
On a month-on-month basis, chicken sales volumes declined 3% in April and price per kilogram fell 2%.
Turkey sales volumes saw a 23% year-on-year growth to 3,920 tonnes, while average price per kilogram increased 8% to RUB 198.83.
On a month-on-month basis, sales volumes declined 5%, while price per kilogram increased by 2%.
Elsewhere, the company’s pork production volumes fell by 8% year-on-year to 22,230 tonnes in this period. However, month-on-month production volumes increased by 7%.
The company’s RTE meat processing unit saw sales volumes up 18% year-on-year, to 9,870 tonnes, while the average price per kilogram increased 3% to RUB 200.70.
The division’s month-on-month performance also registered growth with sales volumes and average price per kilogram increasing by 3% and 2%, respectively.
Samson food products saw saw a 51% growth in sales volumes compared to the same period last year, with the average price per kilogram increasing by 2% to RUB 202.
Earlier this month, Cherkizovo Group completed the acquisition of Pit-Product from Finland's Atria Group.
The deal includes two new meat-processing plants in Russia with an annual production capacity of 39,000 tonnes, and logistics facilities and trademarks, including the core brand – Pit-Product.
In the first quarter, the Russian meat processor saw an 8% year-on-year increase in turkey sales volumes, to 10,690 tonnes, while chicken sales volumes declined 3% to 169,300 tonnes.