Vietnam purchased nearly 3,500 tonnes of pork from Russia
At least 15 Vietnamese businesses have signed contracts to import nearly 3,500 tonnes of pork from Miratorg –one of Russia’s leading meat producers, according the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
MIratorg is a leading meat producer in Russia, capable of churning out 400,000 tonnes of pork and 200,000 tonnes of beef a year (Photo:MIratorg)
At an earlier working session with minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong, a Miratorg representative said the Russian company can meet Vietnam’s increasing demand for pork at a competitive price. The company hoped it will ship 50,000 tonnes to Vietnam this year and raise the figure in the coming years.
Alongside Miratorg, the ministry is working with two other Russian businesses to export pork and related products to Vietnam.
As of March 15, Vietnam had imported nearly 25,000 tonnes of pork and related products, a year-on-year rise of 205%. Most of the products came from Canada, Germany, Poland, Brazil and the US.