Unplanned and unforeseen incidents related to the quality and safety of raw materials and products in any part of the chain, from primary production to consumption, constitute a potential risk to Atria’s operations. African swine fever continues to cause disruption in Estonia. It has a high risk of spreading. Atria has introduced several precautions in order to prevent the disease from spreading into its production facilities, and is thereby managing the existing risk.
Shifts in the balance between supply and demand in the global meat market pose a risk to Atria’s business. Atria estimates that no significant changes have occurred in the uncertainties of the meat market compared to the situation described in the Annual Report 2015. Atria’s exposure to the volatility of the Russian rouble and to the effects of Russia’s import ban on EU meat continues. Additionally, weakening consumer purchasing power in Russia represents a risk in terms of net sales and EBIT.