Russia wants to strength it’s position on the global market of halal food

The global Halal products market is estimated more than $ 500 billion and Russia planned to take in this market a strong position — said a source in the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation during Gulfood exhibition in Dubai.

«We plan to take strong position in this market. We see huge potential of this market» — said a source to RT television.

He added that Russia considers the markets of such countries as UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Kuwait, Pakistan, Egypt perspective for development of export of Halal products.

“In recent years, more and more meat processors are certified “Halal”, now in the registry more than 20 large companies, we produce more than 60 types of Halal products.» — said the source.

He said that the largest share in the total consumption of Halal food in Russia is chicken.

One third of the produced poultry meat is certified «Halal» (in Russia produced 4.4 million tonnes of poultry meat).

For export to Muslim countries the volume of certified products is around 500 thousand tons.

“We are also developing beef production, fully complies the standards of Halal.” — said the source.