ArmInfo. Russia has significantly increased the export of pork to Armenia. This was announced on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF- 2022) by head of Rosselkhoznadzor (Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance) Sergey Dankvert.
In particular, according to him, in the first half of the year, the Russian Federation supplied 427 tons of pork to the Armenian market, which is 8-fold higher than the figure of a year ago.
"I think we quite underestimate the potential of countries that were part of the CIS and the Eurasian Community. And the amount of pork that we have supplied can be much more ", he said.
In particular, the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor noted that during the reporting period, Russia exported a total of 61 thousand tons of pork to the markets of the EAEU countries, of which the lion's share (25 thousand tons) falls on Belarus, 4.5 thousand tons - Kazakhstan, 290 tons - Kyrgyzstan. At the same time, he pointed to an increase in supplies to the Mongolian market.
Dankvert noted that the export of these products from Russia in the period from January 1 to June 10 amounted to 61 thousand tons, in 2021 for the same period it amounted to 59 thousand tons. At the same time, deliveries to Belarus during this period increased from 9 thousand tons to 25 thousand tons, deliveries to Kazakhstan increased four-fold, to, to Armenia - eight-fold, to 427 tons, to Kyrgyzstan - by 60%, to 290 tons. In addition, deliveries to Mongolia are growing.
It should be noted that according to the data of the Customs Service of the Republic of Armenia, for the whole of 2021, the volume of pork imported from the Russian Federation to Armenia amounted to 557.8 tons, which is 5% lower than the indicator of a year ago. At the same time, the customs value increased by 32% to $1.7 million.
According to the RA Statistical Committee, the volume of meat production in Armenia (processed and chilled) in 2021 amounted to about 86 thousand tons, with a y-o-y growth of 0.7%.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, organized by the Roscongress Foundation, takes place from June 15 to June 18. "New world - new opportunities" is the theme of 2022 Forum.