The export of Russian agricultural products increased by 18% for the 1st half of 2017


According to the FCS of Russia (excluding trade with EAEU countries) during the first half of 2017, the export of agricultural products and food from Russia amounted to 7 345.7 million US dollars, which is 17.7% above the level of the same period last year, reports The DairyNews with reference to the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation.

The main exports are cereals, accounting for 37.1% of the total export volume, including the share of wheat - of 27.7%. On the second place – fish and fish products (19.7%), on the third - vegetable oil (15.4%).

In addition, during the first half of 2017, there was registered the increase of supply growth of Russian sugar 66 times to 115.4 thousand tons and pork – 2 times to 9.2 thousand tons, the supply of poultry meat increased 1.5 times to 49.8 thousand tons.

The supply of frozen fish has grown to 725.9 thousand tons (+36.3%). The export of vegetable oil increased by 27.4% to 1.5 million tons, the export of chocolate to 38.4 thousand tons (+21.1%).

The volume of deliveries of Russian wheat abroad reached 11 275.7 thousand tons (+21.3% for the first half of 2017), of barley – 1 111.9 thousand tons (+8.2%).

In January-May 2017 about 50% of exported Russian agricultural products and foodstuff was imported into Egypt (812.3 million US dollars), China (700.6 million US dollars), Kazakhstan (575.2 million US dollars), Turkey (560.6 million US dollars) and South Korea (541.9 million US dollars).

The main commodity items of supply to Egypt was wheat and sunflower oil, to China – frozen fish, vegetable oil, soya beans, flour and chocolate, to Kazakhstan – sunflower oil, sugar, confectionery and chocolate, to Turkey - sunflower oil, grains, oilseeds and dried leguminous vegetables, to South Korea - frozen fish, seafood, corn, and fish meal.

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