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Milk and honey of exports

Russian dairy exports topped 1 million tonnes of milk equivalent in 2021, up 15% from the previous year. Moscow is a chief exporter with a 12.7% share in overall deliveries.

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MILK DRIVERS 2021

The domestic dairy industry has been demonstrating record exports for two consecutive years. The exports grew 29% in monetary terms to 470 million dollars in 2021 thanks to the increased output of cheese, dry whey and whey products. Other drivers of 2021 were ice cream (+26%, up 33,100 tonnes), cheese (+24%, to 27,000 tonnes), and drinking milk and cream (+24%, to 46,600 tonnes). .  

MOSCOW COMPANIES INCREASED CHEESE AND FARMER CHEESE EXPORTS BY

81,4%

AND THE EXPORTS OF FERMENTED PRODUCTS GREW OVER 48 % IN 2021

LEADERS

The Moscow region remains the leading exporter (137.06 million dollars), while Moscow has surpassed the Rostov region (41.25 million dollars) with 41.51 million dollars worth of exports. The growth stands at 50.5% and 96.5% from the respective periods of 2020 and 2019. Back then, the exports amounted to 27.57 million dollars and 21.12 million dollars, respectively.

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CRISES ARE NOT SCARY

Despite the Covid-19 restrictions, Moscow dairy production recovered in 2021. The production reached 46.88 billion rubles in January-November 2019, declined to 40.61 billion rubles in the respective period of 2020, and practically regained the pre-pandemic level of 45.39 billion over the first eleven months of 2021.

- By the way -
The overall agrarian exports from Russia reached 37.1 billion dollars in 2021, including 67% of products coming from the top ten exporting regions. The five leaders have been invariable: these are the Rostov region, Moscow, the Krasnodar Territory, the Primorsky Territory, and the Kaliningrad region. The Belgorod region has become a top 10 member, having squeezed the Sakhalin region out.

Source: Agroexport federal center

CHEESE, FARMER CHEESE – UP FOR GRABS!

The recovery has been good for Moscow’s foreign trade: city companies managed to increase the delivery of cheese and farmer cheese by 81.4%, and the delivery of fermented products went up by more than 48%. The exports of concentrated milk and cream grew 6.9% to 2.99 million dollars, and the exports of butter and milk paste increased by 103.8% to 1.11 million dollars.

The geography of Moscow exports has also been expanding: the deliveries were made to 21 countries in 2020, as against 26 in 2021. Most products were imported by Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. These countries accounted for 81.1% of Moscow dairy exports.

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