Results of grocery imports

According to the results of January-July 2019, the import of meat and dairy products into Russia increased.

So, according to the Federal Customs Service, over the 7 months of this year, 229.6 thousand tons of fresh meat and ice cream were brought into Russia – 3.7% more than a year earlier. During the reporting period, fresh and frozen poultry meat was imported at 9.2% more than a year earlier – 129.4 thousand tons. At the same time, fish were imported 0.6% less than in January-July last year, its volume amounted to 220.6 thousand tons. The supply of meat products and canned goods decreased by 5% (to 9.6 thousand tons).

The supply of milk and condensed cream over the 7 months of 2019 increased by 25.5% compared to the same period in 2018, amounting to 104.3 thousand tons. Import of cheese and cottage cheese increased – by 12.2% (up to 151.6 thousand tons), and also butter – by 44% (up to 67.4 thousand tons).

The import of palm oil for the period from January to July 2019 decreased by 1.3% (up to 542.7 thousand tons), vegetable oil – by 88.9% (up to 1.9 thousand tons).

Imports to Russia of the main categories of fruits, except citrus, fell during the reporting period. Deliveries of citrus in January-July amounted to 917.3 thousand tons (+ 8.2%), bananas – 921.4 thousand tons (-3.8%), apples – 645.9 thousand tons (-10.8 %).

According to the results of the reporting period, supplies of raw sugar increased by 9.1% and amounted to 3.6 thousand tons. The volume of imports of white sugar grew by 31.3% to 212.5 thousand tons.

Note that in July compared with the same month last year, a decrease is observed in the supply of palm oil (-46.2% to 37.5 thousand tons), apples (-19.7% to 50.9 thousand tons), bananas (-10.8% to 94.5 thousand tons), raw sugar (-66.7% to 0.2 thousand tons) and vegetable oil (-89.5% to 0.2 thousand tons).

Compared to June 2019, the supply of fruits, fish, palm oil and raw sugar decreased, and there was an increase in other food products studied.

According to the results of 7 months of 2019, coffee supplies to the Russian market increased by 9.8% (to 125.3 thousand tons), tea, on the contrary, decreased – by 12.8% (to 86.9 thousand tons).
In July, 18.9 thousand tons of coffee were imported – 2.2% more than the same level last year and 36.9% more than the previous month. Tea was brought into Russia 12.3 thousand tons – 19.1% less than last July, but 14.9% more than this June.

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