In the first half of the year, Russia exported 26 thousand tons of sausage and similar products worth 52 million dollars, which is 28% higher than last year.
The CIS countries are the largest importers of Russian sausage products. Thus, exports to Kazakhstan this year increased by 24% to 35 million dollars. Shipments to Azerbaijan increased by 30% to 5.4 million dollars. This year, Russian producers started supplying sausage products to Panama and Moldova. Shipments were also made to Norway and Indonesia for the first time since 2016. In total, 25 countries became importers of Russian products.
According to the Federal center for export development of agricultural products of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, the growth of disposable income and demand in developing countries and the tendency to reduce the time for cooking home-made dishes will contribute to an increase in the world sausage products imports in the coming years.
Promising areas for the development of Russian sausage product exports are Asian countries due to low per capita consumption and European countries due to buyers’ desire for new food tasting.
There is also a potential to increase the supply of domestic products to the CIS countries. The opportunities are conditioned on the logistical proximity of the markets, as well as the absence of custom barriers within the EAEU.