The share of supplies of Russian agricultural products to friendly countries at the end of 2023 reached 87% of the total volume of exports of these products. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Sergei Levin, speaking at the V annual strategic session organized by the Federal Center “Agroexport”.
The Deputy Minister noted that over the past five years, Russian producers have practically doubled the supply of agricultural products to foreign markets. In particular, during this time, supplies of meat products to foreign markets increased almost 4.5 times, and shipments of fish and seafood increased by a third.
“Initially, when planning the federal project (“Export of agricultural products” - editor’s note), we focused on the markets of Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the post-Soviet space as priorities for the development of our agricultural exports. Therefore, we did not need to seriously change our strategy or rebuild our export flows. As a result, exports to friendly countries this year have already reached 87% of total exports,” said Sergei Levin. His words are quoted by TASS.
The Deputy Minister added that these fast-growing food markets will become drivers of growth in the global food market in the coming years.