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Russia’s search for new food import/export partners is truly global. Take South African for example

  • 6 Oct 10:55

Russia’s search for new food import/export partners is truly global. Take South African for example South Africa is keen to improve its Russian market share amid sanctions on Russia’s traditional food trading partners – and the food sector looks set to facilitate this expansion. Rob Davies, South African Trade and Industry Minister, has been quoted by Sputnik news as saying: “If there are opportunities arising from the fact that others imposed sanctions on Russia and we can step in and strengthen our cooperation, we will be really happy to do that.” So, with this co-operative spirit in mind, which foodstuffs does Russia import from South Africa and what opportunities are to be had in the Russian market for South. Read more...

Russia extends food import sanctions until 2022

  • 5 Oct 09:40

Russia extends food import sanctions until 2022 The corresponding decree is published on the website of the Government of the Russian Federation. The sanctions will last until December 31, 2022, according to the official document. The ban on the import of food products, agricultural products and raw materials continues to apply to the USA, EU countries, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Iceland, Ukraine, Norway, Liechtenstein, Albania. The import ban came into effect in 2014 in response to anti-Russian sanctions from the US, EU countries, Norway and Australia. The food embargo affected meat, sausages, fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits, dairy products. Preparations for the extension of the sanctions from January. Read more...

Agricultural production in Russia decreased by more than 10%

  • 5 Oct 09:36

Agricultural production in Russia decreased by more than 10% Agricultural production in Russia in January-August 2021 decreased by 3.4% compared to the same period last year, and decreased by 10.1% in August, according to the Rosstat report.In July this year, the indicator increased by 0.9%. The volume of agricultural production in August - according to Rosstat, "due to the later, compared to the previous year, the beginning of harvesting" - in current prices, according to preliminary estimates, amounted to 787.8 billion rubles, in January-August - 3.404 trillion rubles. In 2020, agricultural production in the Russian Federation increased by 1.5% compared to the previous year. At the end of August, the number of. Read more...

Russian producers of alternatives are almost ready to work for export

  • 4 Oct 11:02

Russian producers of alternatives are almost ready to work for export The co-founder of the Association of Producers of Alternative Food Products (APAFP) told how attractive and promising the world market of plant-based products can become for Russian producers. According to Yulia Marcel, in terms of organoleptic properties, Russian alternative products are comparable to European ones. The expert noted: the development of plant-based food producers on the domestic, Russian market is an excellent solution; it gives an opportunity to become a leader and take key positions in the market. However, at the same time, it can be said that deliveries abroad are a very interesting way of development for Russian producers of plant-based. Read more...

The Federal Antimonopoly Service recommended retailers to monitor prices for socially significant goods

  • 4 Oct 11:01

The Federal Antimonopoly Service recommended retailers to monitor prices for socially significant goods The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia recommends that retail chains independently monitor prices for socially significant goods in regions where they occupy a dominant position, said in a statement of the agency on Wednesday. At a special working meeting organized on the initiative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the FAS, retailers were explained what their actions may contain signs of violation of the law, the material notes. ‘Timofey Nizhegorodtsev [deputy head of the department] during the meeting gave recommendations to representatives of retail chains: in case of achieving a dominant position in any municipal district or city district,. Read more...

Russia decreased agricultural production by 10% in August

  • 4 Oct 10:59

Russia decreased agricultural production by 10% in August In January-August 2021, the production volumes of agricultural commodities in Russia exceeded 3.4 tln RUR in current prices, an increase of 3.4% compared with the figures in the same period last year, reported the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat). In August, the production volumes of agricultural commodities decreased sizably by 10.1% compared to the same month of 2020 and totaled 787.8 bln RUR. Rosstat stressed that the reporting. Read more...

Cherkizovo Group becomes partner of National Pony Competitions in Moscow

  • 1 Oct 11:08

Cherkizovo Group becomes partner of National Pony Competitions in Moscow Cherkizovo Group, Russia'slargest meat producer, has become apartner ofNational Pony Competitions. The Company considers itvital tosupport initiatives promoting sports andhealthy lifestyle. The National Pony Competitions ran atthe Izmailovo Equestrian Sports Club inMoscow for the third time. The tournament featured pony competitions inOlympic equestrian sports (show jumping, dressage andeventing) andhobbyhorsing, aFinnish sport (riding stick horses andperforming equestrian moves). The event brought together athletes ofall ages from three years andup, aswell ascoaches andexperts inall pony sports from across Russia. Most guests were families with children. Read more...

Magnit is trying to become "friendly" to small agribusiness

  • 1 Oct 11:07

Magnit is trying to become "friendly" to small agribusiness Sergey Ermolaev, director of the department of the category "Fresh food products" of the retail chain Magnit, said that in 2021 the chain signed more than 80 new contracts with local dairy producers, in particular, in the framework of the own trade mark — it has become a new trend of the retailer, writes The DairyNews following the WorldFood Moscow 2021 exhibition. Speaking about joint projects with partners, the speaker said that this year Magnit has signed more than 80 new contracts with local dairy producers, who supply more than 950 new products to 15 thousand stores of the retail chain. This is facilitated by development of a range of farm products, as. Read more...

Export of agricultural products from Russia has increased by 19% since the beginning of the year – Agroexport

  • 1 Oct 11:06

Export of agricultural products from Russia has increased by 19% since the beginning of the year – Agroexport Exports of agro-industrial products from Russia, as of September 26, 2021, increased by 19% in annual terms and reached $23.148 billion, said in a statement of the federal center Agroexport under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. A week earlier, the growth rate was 18%. Grain exports for the reporting period increased by 13% and amounted to $7,114 billion, products of the fat and oil industry - by 45%, to $ 4,829 billion, supplies of meat and dairy products - by 28%, to $ 1,035 billion. Exports of fish and seafood increased by 14% and reached $4.052 billion, products of the food and processing industry - by 7%, to $3.044 billion. Exports. Read more...

India cuts supplies of beef to Russia - Saint Petersburg remains the main buyer

  • 30 Sep 13:07

India cuts supplies of beef to Russia - Saint Petersburg remains the main buyer The share of Indian beef in the total beef supply to the Russian market is steadily declining. At the end of 2019, the total volume of beef imports (HS Code 2021-2020) to Russia reached 293,659 tons. Of these, 18,200 tons (6.2% of total imports) were supplied by India. In 2020, the share of Indian products in the imported beef market in Russia decreased to 4.8% (12,330 tons out of 255,548 tons). According to the results of the first 9 months of 2021, beef supplies from India to Russia reached 7,050 tons, which is 14% lower than last year's level. The leading buyer of beef in India in 2021 was the Northwestern Federal District, which purchased 42% (2,127 tons). Read more...