27th International Food Exhibition
17 – 20 September 2018 • Expocentre, Moscow, Russia

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Filling the food market gap: food trade & expansion opportunities in Russia

While some traditional food trading partners have been banned from exporting their products to Russia, a whole host of other nations have stepped up their supplies to the country. ITE produced a new food market report about food trade and expansion opportunities in Russia. In this report, we take a look at the key players and how they have been positively affected by Russian trade embargoes.

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Russian demand for organic food rockets

Russia’s organic food market has grown by over 60% over the past five years, according to the head of the country’s National Organic Union (NOU) – and further growth could be on the cards as Russia’s consumers dive into the organic revolution.

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Five reasons to make Russia your next new food market

18 months on from Russia’s decision to ban $25 billion worth of food imports from the EU, US and other countries, there is still a massive need to secure new suppliers to meet demand – especially now Turkish and Ukrainian produce has joined the blacklist. This means exporters in countries unaffected by the bans have a once-in-a-decade chance to grab a slice of this huge market.

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Nine thousand tonnes of citrus fruits exported to Russia

Syria’s agricultural exports to Russia have amounted to nine thousand tonnes since the beginning of this year’s season. The Director of Agriculture in the Syrian province of Latakia, Mr Munther Kheirbek, recently stated this was a result of the agreements reached between the two countries.

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Philippines and Russia to expand cooperation

Russia’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Sergey Levin, recently met with senior agriculture officials from Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA); on the agenda was the discussion of concrete measures to strengthen the two countries cooperation on food security and agricultural trade.

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South African food in Russia

Russia’s search for new food import/export partners is truly global. Take South African for example. Both nations are members of the BRICS group of countries and have enjoyed a healthy trading relationship since the community’s inception. South Africa is keen to improve its Russian market share amid sanctions on Russia’s traditional food trading partners – and the food sector looks set to facilitate this expansion.

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Opportunities for Egyptian food companies in Russia

Opportunities for Egyptian food companies in Russia

Due to on-going international events, a sizeable gap has been created in the Russian food market. 13% of the nation’s total imports are for food. While EU states and Turkey have been banned from exporting some key food and beverage products to the Russian Federation, other nations have identified this market opportunity. One such country ready to step into the breach is Egypt.

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