In the first quarter of 2018 Russia has exported 63.3 thous. tn of flour (wheat and mixed rye-wheat) amounted to $16.59 mln, it is a 10% total value increase compared to the same period of 2017.
The most exported wheat type is soft wheat and spelt flour accounted for 95.6% of all export. Hard wheat flour accounts for 4.2% and mixed rye-wheat flour accounts for 0.2%.
The leading importer of Russian wheat is China (51.8%), Belarus (9.9%) ranks 2nd, Abkhazia (6.2%) ranks 3rd, Tadzhikistan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan (5.8% each) rank 4th, Moldova (3.2%) ranks 5th, and Georgia (3.1%) ranks 6th.
In the first quarter of 2018 more than 30 countries of the world have exported Russian flour in total.The largest volume of flour (75%) was exported by such Russian regions as St. Petersburg (14.4%), Moscow (13.8%), Altai Territory (8.8%), Primorye Territory (8.7%), Chelyabinsk Region (8.2%), Zabaykalye Territory (7.9%), Stavropol Region (7.8%) and Krasnodar Territory (5.5%).
The ministries of agriculture of Iran, Russia and Kazakhstan have concluded a trilateral memorandum of understanding on the issue of wheat trade.
Trade turnover between Russia and Germany increased 8.4% and reached nearly ˆ62 billion ($70 billion) in 2018 compared to previous year.
In 2018 Russia’s meat export amounted to 288.5 thous. t, it is a 21% increase compared to 2017.
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