“Currently, there is a certain imbalance between supply and demand in the Russian market.
This is due, on the one hand, to an increase in the consumption of poultry and eggs as the most accessible sources of animal protein, on the other hand, to a slight reduction in production amid a worsening epizootic situation, "RIA Novosti quotes the ministry's message.
It is noted that, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, a full recovery of production in the industry is expected by May, which will further contribute to the stabilization of prices.
In early March, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture commented on the rise in prices for poultry products.
The increase was reportedly driven by three main factors: higher feed costs, lower production volumes due to the spread of avian influenza, and a decrease in the supply of imported hatching eggs.
On March 1, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) began inspections of chicken and egg producers.