Demand for broiler meat from national retail networks and major fast food restaurants expanding to eastern regions offsets the pressure of oversupply in the European Russia. Favorable prices, good crops and weather encourage industry leaders to accelerate output, but bigger growth is limited by domestic demand as exports remain low. Broiler meat production in 2018 is forecasted at 3.91 MMT; the annual growth will slow to one percent from 3.75 percent in 2017. Consolidation of production at large “integrators” will continue as the output of smaller factories will shrink. Consumption and exports are expected to grow 1.4 and 4.3 percent, while imports from non-banned suppliers stabilize at the 2017 level, 225,000 MT.