The production of butter and margarine in Russia fell by 4.7%


The production of butter, margarine and spreads in Russia for 11 months of the year 2016 fell by 4.7%, to 821,5 thousand tons compared to the same period in 2015.

For 11 months of 2016, the production of butter decreased by 4.8% compared to the same period in 2015 and built 226,4 thousand tons (lower volumes in 2014 of 2.1%). However, in November, for the first time starting in 2016, production of butter exceeded the corresponding figure for November 2015 by 4%.

The production of margarine products declined in the first 11 months of 6.1%, to 449,7 million tonnes, spreads remained at the level of 2015 with a slight increase (+0,1%), to 145, 4 thousand t

The consumption of oil in the first 11 months of 2016 decreased by 2.3%, Margarines and spreads – by 11.1%, while the share of imports in the consumption of butter increased 0.7% to 25.9% (the share of net imports in consumption of Margarines and spreads is close to zero).

The largest volume of butter traditionally made in the Volga Federal district (about 31% of the total Russian volume), the Central Federal district (27%) and Siberia Federal district (17%).

The regions with the greatest volume of butter production in 2016 (over 11 months) are: Altai Krai, Voronezh oblast, Republic of Tatarstan, the Ivanovo oblast, the Udmurt Republic, Krasnodar territory, Ulyanovsk oblast, Republic of Bashkortostan, Belgorod and Kursk region


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