Stores in several regions of Russia are experiencing delays in chicken deliveries; residents of Yekaterinburg, Samara, Chelyabinsk and Ulyanovsk addressed similar complaints to the Pyaterochka, Chizhik and Perekrestok stores. As the X5 Group company, which owns the network of these stores, explained in a commentary to Izvestia on January 7, supply disruptions will be eliminated in the near future.
“The first deliveries of chilled poultry from producers to the company’s distribution centers arrived this year only on January 3–4; chicken is currently being delivered from distribution centers to stores. We expect that the situation will return to normal in the near future,” stated the response received by the editor.
Earlier, on December 28, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko, after the rush of demand for eggs, noted that there is and will not be a shortage of eggs in Russia, and prices for them will stabilize after the New Year, when consumers reduce interest in them. She expressed confidence that the rush for eggs in the Russian Federation is similar to what there was during the pandemic with buckwheat and sugar.
On January 3, Rosselkhoznadzor reported that the first batch of eggs from Turkey in the amount of 316.8 thousand pieces was imported into Russia. At the end of December, Rosselkhoznadzor announced the start of deliveries of hatching eggs from six Turkish enterprises.
Before this, on December 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that prices for chicken eggs increased due to the fact that demand increased, but production did not. The head of state added that the situation with chicken egg prices will improve.