Week #25. Brief news of the Russian food market.

Brief news of the Russian food market.

Week #25. 2019 year. 

– The company from the Sverdlovsk region has concluded an agreement on the supply of peat to the eastern provinces of China. A long-term contract worth $ 160 million provides that peat mixtures will be supplied from the Russian Urals to increase the fertility of agricultural fields in China.- On the annual direct television line with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin promised support to Russian farmers.

– Moroccan locust attacked the southern regions of Russia, where it is now very hot weather. Dagestan, Stavropol Territory, Chechnya, Kalmykia, Volgograd, Astrakhan and Rostov Regions suffered. On June 24, locust seized 651,000 hectares.

– Iranian businessmen importing mutton from Russian Dagestan want to buy live sheep in Russia and use airplanes to transport them.

– As of June 26, 5.8 million tons of grain were harvested in Russia against 3.6 million tons a year ago.

– Russia in the coming months may increase imports of rice.

– Egypt stay the main buyer of Russian grain in the current season.

– Food prices in Russia rose by 0.5% in May, in the EU – by 0.6%

– Export prices for Russian wheat dropped from the start of harvesting a new crop. Already the first million tons of wheat from the new crop was harvested in Russia.

– Singapore company Olam International, which owns 75% of the Russian Dairy Company (Rusmoloko) plans to buy out the remaining stake from the founder Naum Babayev, and will become the sole owner of the Russian company.

– Rosselkhoznadzor will temporarily limit the supply of Finnish and four Chinese company to Russia due to the identification of unregistered GMO components in their products. from June 28, 2019 introduces temporary restrictions on the supply of products to the Russian Federation to the following companies: Hankkija Oy (Finland), Liaoning Biochem Co., Ltd (China), Weifang Bairui Biotechnology Co., Ltd (China), Heilongjiang Haotian Corn Developing Co. , Ltd (China), Heilongjiang Dragon-Phoentix Corn Developing Co., Ltd (China).

– Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree extending counter-sanctions against several Western countries that imposed restrictive measures against Russia (embargo) until December 31, 2020.

–  X5 Retail Group, the largest Russian food chain, has launched a start-up competition in cooperation with the Israel-Russia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IRCC). Entering X5 to foreign markets to monitor innovations will bring new experience of technology start-ups in Russian retail. Israel became the first country of international scouting X5

– By the end of 2019, the Post of Russia plans to open about 4,000 retail outlets in its branches with self-service. Not only stationery will be sold, but also drinks, snacks and confectionery.

– Research holding Romir in the course of the next nationwide survey of the population found out: four out of ten Russians would not have refused mobile phones. 22% could not lose the ability to consume meat. Sweet – chocolate or pastry – is a vital commodity for 14% of respondents.

– Already by 2025 the number of horses in Russia is planned to increase by 25%.

– Rosselkhoznadzor has allowed imports from Mongolia to Russia of hides and leather of cows.

– On Sunday (June 23), the first batch of frozen chicken legs was shipped from Russia to China.

– Japan plans to allow imports of chicken from Russia to meet growing domestic demand.

– The largest mill complex in Europe, Ryazan company “Russian Mills”, began to supply its products for export. Currently, monthly shipment of products to China in the amount of 1000 tons is planned with a further increase to 5000 tons. Flour “Ryazanochka” is already sold in the retail chains of the city of Harbin. A brand is being developed that targets customers in China with an annual supply level of 20 thousand tons.

– Most people in Russia are trying to buy rye-wheat bread, and the European version of bread with the addition of dried fruit in Russia is almost not pleasant to anyone.

– In Russia began to develop beer with vitamins.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Sinyanskiy

Business Solutions in the Russian Food Industry


Please read the same my other posts:

Week #21. Brief news of the Russian food market.

Week #22. Brief news of the Russian food market.

Week #23. Brief news of the Russian food market.

Week #24. Brief news of the Russian food market.

From my book “Yours 50 first correct steps for entering the Russian food market”.

Step № 2 – “Look at you products and website by the eyes of a Russian”

Step № 3 – “Do not offer commission!”

Step № 4 – “Learn and research about your future competitors”

Step № 5 – “Assess potential obstacles”

Step № 6 – “The most critical MUST-DO: localize and translate your food business into the Russian language”

Step № 9 – “Do everything only according to the law”

Step № 10 – “Corruption and crime”

Step № 12 – “We are looking for a food distributor in Russia! Just one exclusive distributor!”

Step №19 – “Always collect all the information about your Russian partners”

Step№ 21 – “GMO food, organic food and food additives”

Step № 24 – “Who are your potential clients in Russia?

Step № 26 – “Russian social networks”

Step № 41 – “Are you thinking of selling your food franchise to Russia? Good idea!”

Step № 46 – “How to find a distributor or buyer for FREE in the food market of Russia”

Step № 47 – “Holidays and days off in Russia. What for? Of course for business”

Step № 48 -“E-commerce in Russia”

Step № 49 – “Start your food business in Russia remotely and manage all processes without problems”

Lack of customization for the Russian food market, on the example of a bread machine of a very famous global company.

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