For the first 11 months of 2018 Russia’s blue cheese import increased by 14% in terms of value and by 19% in terms of volume and amounted to $15.11 mln with a total weight of 2161 tn.
Russia imported Gorgonzola blue cheese from Brazil, Roquefort cheese from Belarus, other blue cheeses from Argentina, Belarus, Switzerland and Iran.
Other blue cheeses accounted for 74.9% (1624 tn worth $11.31 mln) of all Russia’s blue cheese import. Gorgonzola blue cheese accounted for 25% (534.843 tn worth $3.78 mln), while Roquefort cheese accounted for only 0.1% (2.4 tn worth $19.6 thous.).
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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