The supply of feed additives from China to Russia in 2022 increased by 43% compared to 2021. At the same time, supplies of feed additives from Europe decreased by 54%. Ekaterina Kachurina, a leading analyst at FEEDLOT, spoke about this.
“Chinese producers were able to replace all those feed additives that were previously imported to us by European manufacturers, who for known reasons left the market last year,” she said.
Last year, China occupied 86% of the Russian market of imported feed additives. China supplies Russia with 88% of imported amino acids and 80% of vitamins.
Analysts are concerned about this increase in dependence on feed additives from China. “If we want to achieve sovereignty, we need to develop our production of feed amino acids and vitamins, as well as expand the list of supplier countries,” said Ekaterina Kachurina.
At the end of 2022, the total volume of feed additives imported into Russia amounted to 176 thousand tons. Deliveries increased by 16% over the year. Amino acids predominate in the supply structure. Last year, 140,000 tons of amino acids and another 36,000 tons of vitamins were imported into the country.
Lysine monohydrochloride accounted for 28.7% of imports. Its import volumes increased by 27% over the year. Threonine import volumes increased by 10%, which occupies 22.2% in the supply structure. Deliveries of methionine for the year decreased by 27%, tryptophan – by 35%. Among vitamins, there is a decrease in the supply of biotin, as well as vitamins B2, B9 and B12. At the same time, the supply of vitamin B4 increased.
In 2022, there was a decrease in prices for vitamins A 1000 and D3. At the same time, prices for betaine have doubled, and prices for vitamins K3 and B5 have tripled.
Full version on the website China has replaced European feed additives in the Russian market