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Japan market opens for Ukrainian eggs

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Ukraine has agreed an international veterinary certificate for the export of fresh eggs to Japan.

This was reported by the State Service of Ukraine on food safety and consumer protection.

“The competent authorities of Ukraine and Japan agreed on an international veterinary certificate for the export of fresh eggs intended for human consumption from Ukraine in Japan.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine received permission to export dairy products to Japan, as well as to export poultry meat.

Kazakhstan’s Egg Exports Soaring

экспорт курицы в китайIn addition to the strong increase in broiler meat output Kazakhstan also aims to boost egg production from 5.2 billion in 2017 to 7.5 billion in 2027. The country began egg exports in 2014, and in 2017 foreign sales reached 280 million. 10 years from now Kazakhstan farmers would be able to sell 2 billion eggs and some egg products outside the country. Maxim Bozhko, chairman of the Kazakhstan Egg Producers Association estimated that the country could easily increase the annual production to 7.5 billion eggs by 2021. Mr Bozhko explained that at this point it is only a matter of sufficient demand, and so Agricultural Ministry is working hard to open new sales markets for eggs and egg products.

Egg and Poultry Export Destination

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  • In 2016 approval to export eggs to Afghanistan and 2017 managed to supply 180 million eggs to this country.
  • In 2018 the country was granted permission to export eggs to Iran,
  • In 2019 authorised to sell eggs to China.


This would take the egg industry in Kazakhstan to a new level of development. “We are able to sell 300 to 400 million eggs to China per year. This country consumes 400 billion eggs per annum so all we need is a small window. This could be Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which is bordering with Kazakhstan, where the feed is very expensive and there is almost no agricultural activity at all,” Mr Bozhko told the local news outlet Kapital.

Ambitious goals for egg processing sector

When it comes to processed egg products, the Kazakhstan Egg Producers Association has even more ambitious goals. The local processors already export liquid eggs at $ 15 per 20-kg pack, and egg powder at € 100 per 12-kg pack. There is a possibility to export the processed egg products not only to China and Arab countries, but also to South Korea, Japan and even to Europe. By exporting eggs and egg products Kazakhstan could generate up to $ 120 million of net revenue per year, Kazakhstan Egg Producers Association estimated.

Ukraine among top three main suppliers of poultry into the EU

Ukraine among top 3 poultry suppliers to EUOver past three years, Ukraine has become the third largest supplier of chicken meat to Europe. During this time, supplies to the EU of chicken from the east grew from absolute zero to 108.5 thousand tons per year.

In general, domestic export of poultry has doubled since 2015 and amounted to almost 330 thousand tons in 2018. Ukraine has been stably, for the third year in a row, holding the seventh place in the world. And Ukranian supplies to Europe are third in terms of amount to Europe: the EU has become a key market for them.

According to the Association of Poultry Breeders of Ukraine (ASPU), the share of the European Union in the total export structure over the past year grew to exactly one third. There could be more, if not for but the quotas imposed by Brussels for the import of Ukrainian chicken.

The western vector of domestic poultry farmers is not accidental: the Old World shows growing demand.

Significant volumes of Ukrainian chicken are also shipped to China, the Middle East and North Africa. For example, only Saudi Arabia last year bought 11.4% of domestic exports in monetary terms.
One of the reasons for the growth of Ukrainian exports to Europe is the scandal with the quality of South American chicken, which occurred in spring of 2017.

Then the federal authorities of Brazil — the No. 1 exporter in the world — began an investigation against the largest meat producers in the country, sending low-quality products to Europe. And Brussels suspended the import of this product from overseas.

Ukrainian exporters took advantage of this. “We were able to enter the niches left by the Brazilians and gain a foothold in terms of volume,” says Sergey Gorbenko, export manager at Mironovsky Bakery (MHP), the undisputed leader in the production and sales of chicken meat among all domestic companies.

In the expansion to the west a short logistic shoulder helped. And if in 2017 MHP shipped 63 thousand tons of its products to the European direction, then last year it was already more than 100 thousand tons. The increase was 60%.
At the end of 2018, China, one of the largest chicken meat consumption markets in the world, lifted a many-year ban on importing chicken from Ukraine — until that moment, only Hong Kong was open to our ripples. And this news literally spread its wings to the fantasies of domestic chicken cookers, because the PRC consumes more than 11 million tons of poultry meat annually.

This country itself is one of the largest manufacturers of such a product. But the Chinese annually import about 350-400 thousand tons more, which is more than last year’s entire export of chicken from Ukraine, Karpenko from ASPU explains.

MHP also hopes for the Chinese market — it is profitable to sell meat there, despite long distances.
The industry association expects that this year the total export of domestic chicken and others like it will increase by 9-12%. And in general, Ukrainians will ship about 360-370 thousand tons to external consumers.