The share of Russia in the total volume of exports of Belarusian dairy products is gradually decreasing, the supplies are diversified to the market of CIS countries and far abroad, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus Alexey Bogdanov said on Wednesday in Minsk.
Andrey Danilenko, Board Chairman of the National Union of Milk Producers “Soyuzmoloko” during the press conference on the development of Russian dairy, provided his view on the current state of the dairy market in the country.
In Jan-May 2017 the volume of dairy imports to Russian Federation increased 6% compared to the same period in 2016 due to attractive prices for milk powder, butter, and cheese products.
The Russian government wants to extend counter sanctions on the European Union until the end of 2018, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.
Russian milk production will hit an all-time low next year, as the country’s dairy herd shrinks to its lowest level on record, US officials said.
Alexander Tkachev, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation sees the positive effect of the introduction of the food embargo in response to Western sanctions. According to his comments, the Russian counter sanctions became a stimulus for the development of agriculture in the country.
In June and July, lawmakers in Ukraine, the US and Russia were obstinately worrying about regulations on GMOs containing foods – INFAGRO.
Prime news in the dairy market of Russia is the discussions concerning the draft regulation on Modification of Rules for granting subsidies from federal budget to the regional budgets.
Exporters have probably accepted already the Russian food embargo. Most likely the Ukrainian dairy products will not be supplied there (in Russia) soon.
After the New Year holiday the dairy market operators are back to severe reality of their everyday life. Unfortunately, not many of them can expect improvement of the market situation this year. It will be especially difficult to work during first half of the year. Milk production is declining, consumer demand is low and does not […]