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  • 15 Feb 2019, 09:26

Russian Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev instructed industry representatives to analyze the reasons of the decline in dairy exports from Russia, which occurred in 2018. He stated this during a speech at the X Congress of the National Union of Milk Producers (Soyuzmoloko).

 “I ask you to analyze and draw conclusions to prevent a similar situation. Naturally, this should be done jointly with the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture to avoid such problems and stimulate an increase in milk production and export of dairy products,” said Patrushev.

The minister recalled that by the end of 2018, exports of dairy products from the Russian Federation decreased by 12% and amounted $ 243.5 million. By 2024, according to the May decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin, exports of agro-industrial complex should grow 2.5 times

Patrushev added that the main export destinations are the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), and called for expanding supply lines.