In 2022, the Russian Federation exported agricultural raw materials and food products worth $41.6 billion, which is 12.1% more than in 2021 ($37.1 billion), a source familiar with the data of the Ministry of Agriculture told Interfax.
Later on Monday, the data was published by the Federal Customs Service. In accordance with them, agricultural exports amounted to $41.3 billion. The service also recalculated the dynamics due to the clarification of the indicator for 2021 - $35.965 billion. Accordingly, export growth amounted to 14.8%.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, in physical terms, exports of sunflower increased by 2.5 times, flour - by 3.4 times, rapeseed - by 2.8 times, flax seeds - by 45.9%. Supplies of margarine increased by 35.7%, rapeseed oil - by 22.7%, soybean oil - by 19.8%, poultry meat - by 16.1%, fish and seafood - by 3.3%, soybeans - by 2.3%, wheat - by 1.6%, sunflower oil - by 1.5%.
The source also said that Russia's imports of food and raw materials for its production in 2022 increased by 4.8%, to $35.6 billion against $34 billion a year ago.
Import of white sugar in physical terms decreased by 30.4%, soybeans - by 1.9 times, fresh and frozen fish, fish fillet - by 30.6%, poultry meat - by 26.1%, tobacco products - by 22 ,1%, cocoa beans - by 22.7%, apples - by 19.6%, tea - by 19.2%, animal feed products - by 17%, tomatoes - by 16%, palm oil - by 11 .5%, butter - by 7.8%, cheese and cottage cheese - by 4.1%, citrus fruits - by 1.6%, bananas - by 1.7%.
At the same time, purchases of raw sugar increased by 21.9 times, pork - by 2.1 times, cabbage - by 1.9 times, corn - by 1.7 times, rice - by 23%, sunflower seeds - by 22 .4%, carrots - by 12.2%, grapes - by 10.5%, meat products and canned food - by 11.5%, raw tobacco - by 10.9%, grape wines - by 5.8%, frozen beef - by 5.7%.