Consumption of domestic pork increases due to Russia's import ban

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As a result of Russia's import ban on food products the share of domestic pork sales has increased drastically in Estonia's stores because the number of such consumers who consciously buy domestic meat products has increased, the regional newspaper Virumaa Teataja reports.

The producer of pork products Rakvere Lihakombinaat in October broke its record for selling fresh unprocessed pork on the domestic market -- the company sold more than twice the amount of fresh pork in Estonia during the month than at the same time a year ago.

«The import of pork to Estonia has declined by 16 percent compared to last year's first eight months. At the same time Rakvere Lihakombinaat in October broke its record for pork production by processing 25,000 pigs,» Teet Soorm, CEO of the company's parent company HKScan Estonia, said.