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29 March 2021

Top 10 Russian agroholdings by revenue 2020

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Online resource Vestnik APK has prepared a ranking of Russia’s largest agri-food companies based on their revenues in 2019. The list includes 50 companies in total, and half of them are agroholdings. Top 10 agroholdings from the ranking generated $11.35 billion in revenues in 2019. Rusagro became Russia's largest agroholding by revenue in 2019 with...

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03 May 2021

Cherkizovo: cured meats sales up 21% in 2020

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Cherkizovo, Russia’s large-scale meat producer, reports to have sold 48,600 tonnes of cured meats in 2020, a 12%-increase as compared to 2020. In monetary terms, the company’s sales of cured meats comprised $215.4 million in 2020, a 21%-increase as compared to 2019. As outlined by Cherkizovo, the following segments showed the most significant sales...

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03 May 2021

Ovostar Union: egg production up 5% in Q1 2021

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Ovostar Union, a vertically integrated Ukrainian egg producer, reported a 5% YoY increase in egg output to 411 million eggs in Q1 2021 (Q1 2020: 392 million eggs). The company exported 64 million shell eggs in Q1 2021, a 21%-decrease as compared to the same period last year (Q1 2020: 81 million eggs). The average price of eggs rose 47% to 0.087...

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30 April 2021

Steppe: revenue up 40% in Q1 2021

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Steppe Agroholding, Russia’s large-scale crop and raw milk producer, reports revenue of $91.3 million in Q1 2021, a 40%-increase as compared to the same period last year. The key drivers behind the growth, as mentioned by Steppe, were business scaling, growth of exports, improvement of trading strategy, and output increase in dairy segment. This...

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29 April 2021

Sibagro keeps acquiring assets

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Sibagro, a Russia-based agroholding, has acquired the assets of Russian large-scale pork producer Promagro. In particular, Sibagro purchased three pig farms with annual production capacity of 64,500 tonnes of pork in live weight, a meat processing plant with annual processing capacity of 113,000 tonnes, a feed mill producing 200,000 tonnes of...

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