Week #26. Brief news of the Russian food market.

Brief news of the Russian food market.

Week #26 (4/07/2019) 

– The Ministry of Agriculture intends to take control of the collection, processing and circulation of wild mushrooms, berries, nuts, birch sap, seeds and medicinal plants. The necessary documents have already been prepared.

– Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev approved a roadmap for the creation in Russia of domestic brands of environmentally friendly agricultural products, raw materials and food, the vice-premier’s press service said. A network of testing laboratories throughout Russia will be created to assess the quality.

– In the first half of 2019, Russia exported agro products by $ 10.6 billion, which is $ 1 billion less than in the same period last year.

– Rosselkhoznadzor proposes to create a single official register of grain exporters from Russia.

– By 2023, the production of brewing barley in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan will greatly increase. This will be possible as a result of the launch of an agricultural program on the territory of the region, on July 2, representatives of the Russian government and the world’s leading brewer AB InBev Efes signed an agreement on its implementation.

– As of July 3, 14.9 million tons of grain were harvested in Russia with a yield of 40.4 centers per hectare.

– The government of the Russian Federation extended until July 1, 2021, the effect of zero export duty on wheat.

– Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed to work out the issue of marking marks on bottles with wine products that would distinguish them from grapes

– The Russian Rosstandard approved the official state standard for tofu, which became the first regulatory and technical document for these food products in Russia.

– Rospotrebnadzor sent a proposal to the Ministry of Industry and Trade on the labeling of mineral water in Russia in order to prevent the production and sale of counterfeit products in the country.

– The online store Perekrestok.ru (owned by the largest Russian food chain x5), began delivering farm products as part of the development of a new healthy food line. More than 60 products from different brands are already available for ordering.

– In Russia, interest in classic dairy products is declining. For the third year in a row, there has been a drop in sales of “natural” dairy products. Producers compensate for losses due to yoghurt and desserts.

– From July 1, new rules for selling dairy products in stores began to operate in Russia, according to which dairy products that do not contain milk fat should be on a separate shelf.

– Russian meat will become the most  export food product to China. By 2024, the volume of Russian meat supplied to China may reach $ 814 million

– Nestle has opened a new factory for the production of dry infant formula “Nestle Russia” in Vologda. The new factory will produce dry infant formula for both the Russian market and for export.

– Russia’s largest agro exhibition “AGRORUS” will be held from 10 to 12 July. Agricultural producers from all regions of Russia will be presented.

– By July 3, the total catch by all Russian fish companies amounted to 2.39 million tons, which is 0.6% less than last year.

– The volume of additional investments in the Russian fisheries will amount to 56 billion rubles. With these funds, in 2019 ten ships and four fish processing plants will be built.

– India has stopped buying Russian agricultural products, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia said at the meeting.

– In the season 2018/19 Russia will buy a record amount of palm oil, more than 1 mil. Tons

– When choosing cucumbers and tomatoes, buyers pay attention to the country of origin of vegetables, and 75.2% prefer Russian producers. This is the conclusion reached by Market Profile researchers who interviewed 7000 residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

– The Russian National Rating Agency (NRA) analyzed the state of the retail sector and came to the conclusion that hypermarkets are less interested in Russian buyers. At the same time, convenience stores and discounters, on the contrary, are experiencing an influx of buyers.

– The production of bread from amaranth flour will soon begin in Russia.

– Pork imports to Russia grew by 86% since the beginning of the year

– From the report of the Ministry of Commerce of Russia – meat production in Russia is growing, prices for it are falling.

– Finnish food companies are interested in the possibility of starting meat deliveries to China by rail connecting the Finnish city of Kouvola with China through Russia. Now shipping by sea is two months, by rail through Russia, the delivery time will be 2 weeks.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Sinyanskiy

Business  Advisor 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.

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

From my book “Yours 50 first correct steps for entering to 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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