Import of agricultural products in Russia fell three times


Since the introduction of the food embargo, the country reduced imports of agricultural products in monetary terms from $60 billion to $20 billion

Such data in the TV channel "Russia 24" led by the Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev.

"We are for the period from September 2014 to the current period of reduced imports significantly - from $60 billion to $20"he said, noting that "this is a significant step forward and a success."

According to him, today the shelves of Russian stores 80-90% are products of local farmers.

Russia in August 2014, imposed restrictions on food imports from the EU, USA, Canada, Australia and Norway – countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia. Under the ban were meat, sausage, fish and seafood, vegetables, fruits, dairy products. The list includes and nuts. Later, bradenburg was extended by a year until August 6, 2016, while the list of countries in respect of which it was introduced, it was expanded to include Albania, Montenegro, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Russia then extended the predamage to the end of 2017+


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