FAS Moscow decreased 2017 forecasts of broiler meat production to 3.75 MMT (0.8 percent growth),imports to 0.20 MMT (seven percent decline), exports to 0.115 MMT (10 percent growth), consumption to 3.835 MMT (flat). The industry has reached the capacity needed to satisfy domestic demand. GOR continues to support large scale producers seeking more independence from imports of feed ingredients and genetics. Slowly growing exports and declining imports encourage the leading producers to slightly increase production as domestic demand stabilizes. HPAI and economic recovery are the new gamechangers in the market; successful performance depends on effective response to these challenges.