Russia reduced the import volumes of cheese products


Import of cheese products in Russia in 9 months of 2016, declined by 2.5% (to 68.4 thousand tons) in volume, in value terms there is a decrease by 35.8% (68.4 million USD), which is attributed to the lower prices for cheese products in January – August, according to the report of the Analytical center Milknews

The main supplier of cheese/cheese-like products in Russia to 2016 is the Republic of Belarus (2.5% of import in 2013 of 14.7% in 2014, 45,4% in 2015, 66% in the first 9 months of 2016).

In 2014 leader in terms of supply was Ukraine, however, 14 Oct 2014 Rospotrebnadzor imposed a ban on imports from Ukraine to Russia of all cheese products according to HS codes 1901 and 2106 in connection with the discrepancy of Ukrainian cheese products requirements for labeling, and legislation in the field of sanitary-epidemiological human well-being.

As a result, today the Russian market of cheese products falls predominantly from the Republic of Belarus, to expand the supply in comparison with 2013, in 37 times, which may be associated with the re-export of cheese-like products from other countries under the guise of their own production.

Moreover, Russia continues to do the cheesy/cheese-like products from the so-called "sanctions" countries: in the first 9 months of 2016, the share of cheese-like products imported from such countries 34% (23.3 thousand tons in the amount of 52.7 million USD).

This may be related to the fact that syrorobnyj products are imported under the guise of concentrates proteins and their mixtures, dietary supplements or products intended for baby food, or fall under the category of "specialized" lactose-free products intended for dietary therapeutic and dietary prophylactic nutrition (the import of which is allowed).


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