In the first half 2017 performance of agricultural exports increased significantly25.07.2017
The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia reported on the exports of industrial products in the first half of this year. Its growth in annual terms-made 17,7%, which in monetary terms exceeded 7 billion US dollars.
The largest contribution to the piggy bank of Russian agricultural exports is made by the sale of grain abroad - 37,1% of the total volume of exported products. And 27,7% is wheat. In the first half of 2017, Russia sold to other countries 11 276 000 tons of wheat, which is 213% more than in the same period last year. The volume of barley exports increased by 8,2% and reached 1 112 000 tons.
Also, fish and products from it (19,7%), as well as vegetable oils (15,4%), occupy a large share in exports. In the first six months of this year, sales of sugar increased by 66 times (115,400,000 tons), pork (9,200,000 tons) doubled, poultry meat (49,800 tons) 1,5 times. Exporters are good at selling frozen fish, chocolate.
The main buyers of Russian agricultural products in the first half of 2017 were:
• Egypt (bought agricultural products from Russia for $ 812,300,000, the main products are sunflower oil and wheat);
• China (bought agricultural products from Russia for $ 700,600,000, the main products are frozen fish, soy, chocolate, vegetable oil, flour);
• Kazakhstan (bought agricultural products from Russia for 572,2 million US dollars, the main products - sugar, sunflower oil, chocolate, confectionery products);
• Turkey (bought agricultural products from Russia for 560,.6 million US dollars, the main products - grain, sunflower oil, dried legumes, seeds of oilseeds);
• South Korea (bought agricultural products from Russia for 541,9 million US dollars, the main products - seafood, frozen fish, fishmeal, corn).
In 2016, Russia earned over $ 17 billion on the export of agricultural raw materials and food products. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, in 2017, the growth of shipments of these products to foreign markets will be 2%. By 2017, Russia should sell agricultural products by one third more than in 2016. Need qualified advice on exporting products? Please contact the Ugra Export Support Center Foundation by calling 8 (3467) 388-400 or by e-mail at email@example.com.