Exports of dairy products from Russia grew by 10% in 2016


Exports of dairy products from Russia remains relatively small, however, in 2016, noted the increase in supply of dairy products abroad in comparison with the year 2015

According to preliminary estimates of ATS MilkNews, the volume of export shipments of dairy products was in 2016, 10% higher in comparison with the year 2015 and amounted to 736 thousand t for the sum of 264 million USD, while the value of exports increased by only 4.8%, which indicates a decline in average export prices for dairy products.

According to Rosstat preliminary estimates, exports in 2016 of dairy products amounted to 644 thousand tons, 6.3% more volume in 2015.

The increase in exports according to preliminary results of 2016 notes on key groups of dairy products in the export structure:

  •     ice cream (+30% exported 17.2 thousand tons for 38.2 million USD),
  •     cheese products (+28% exported 22.6 thousand tonnes at 25.7 million USD),
  •     dairy products (exported 12% more products – 48.0 thousand tonnes in the amount of 25.7 million USD),
  •     whey (2 times more exported 3.3 thousand tons to 2.9 million USD),
  •     butter (9% more exported 5,0 thousand tons to 12.5 million USD),
  •     cheese and curd (+2% exported 25.2 thousand t 57,0 million USD).

In addition to the CIS countries of the Russian dairy products import China, Abkhazia, Mongolia, Georgia, South Ossetia, Israel, USA, Chile, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, the Republic of the Congo, United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Korea and several other countries, including European (Germany, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia and others).


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