Russia increased import of dairy products and coffee
Supply of milk and condensed cream in Russia as of the end of the previous year increased by 6.4 percent compared to 2018, amounting to 177,500 tons, according to the Federal Customs Service. Imports of butter significantly increased by 33 percent, reaching almost 119,000 tons. Also, the supply of cheese and cottage cheese increased by 2.2 percent to reach almost 273,000 tons.
In 2019, the supply of coffee to the Russian market increased by 11.4 percent, almost to 218,000 tons. At the same time, the supply of tea, on the contrary, decreased by 8.2 percent to 150,300 tons. It should be noted that 17,700 tons of coffee were imported in December, which is 11.3 percent more than in the corresponding month of the year before last, and 6.6 percent more than in the previous month. Imports of tea amounted to 13,200 tons, which is 43.5 percent more than in December 2018.
Imports of palm oil and its fractions remained at the level of 1,100,000 tons of the year before last. In turn, imports of sunflower, safflower and cottonseed oils went down by more than 90 percent (to 2,500 tons). According to Rosstat (Russian Federal State Statistics Service), last year Russia significantly increased its imports of onion, garlic and cabbage, but began to import less cucumber, tomato and potato. In addition, it is to be recalled that imports of clothing, footwear and fabrics have an upward trend.
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