Russian meat manufacturer Cherkizovo started supplying turkey to China
2020-05-18 03:37

Russian meat manufacturer Cherkizovo started supplying turkey to China

Cherkizovo Group, Russia's largest producer of meat products, began supplying turkey meat to China (the company's key export market). This will allow the group to more than double its total turkey exports in 2020.

The first batch of 27 tons of turkey was shipped to China with Tambov turkey, a joint venture between the Group and Spanish Grupo Fuertes. The batch included parts of the turkey wing, which are in high demand in Chinese retail chains. Export of these products became possible after approval by the Chinese side. It is also planned to supply products for industrial processing at Chinese enterprises.

By the end of 2020 Cherkizovo plans to export to China more than 2 thousand tons of turkey. This will allow the company to double its foreign shipments of turkeys this year. Last year the Group exported about 1.5 thousand tons of turkey.

China is a key export market for Cherkizovo. The Group began export poultry products in May, 2019 and also shipped 14 thousand tonnes of chicken to China (over 40% of total Cherkizovo exports in this category). In 2020, Cherkizovo plans to supply over 50 thousand tonnes of poultry products to China.

Despite the impact of the coronovirus on global food trade, Cherkizovo's poultry exports to China have continued to grow in recent months, with regular volumes reaching around 5,000 tonnes per month or more. The CHERKIZOVO 77 brand, under which products are delivered from different companies, enjoys the trust and interest of Chinese customers, both from distributors and processors, commented Andrei Terekhin, Head of Export, Cherkizovo Trading House.

Cherkizovo is also currently working to expand its delivery capabilities in China. The company has begun using railways, which makes logistics faster and cheaper than traditional deliveries by sea through the ports of St. Petersburg and Novorossiysk. The first refrigerated container with poultry meat has already been shipped from the Bekasovo railway station near Moscow and went by land route through the Sino-Kazakhstani border to Chongqing station (China). The company is now working on other routes for delivering products to Chinese consumers by railways.

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Author: Anton Petrov