Russians Reduced Consumption of Potatoes, Dairy Products, Sweets and Bread

According to the Rosstat report, in 1980, Russians consumed 117 kg of potatoes per person per year, and in 2018 – only 59 kg. The consumption of milk and dairy products also dropped – from 390 kg to 266 kg, the consumption of sugar and sweets decreased from 35 to 31 kg and the consumption of bread products – from 112 kg to 96 kg.

At the same time, Russians began to eat more vegetables: the consumption increased from 92 kg per person per year to 104 kg, the consumption of fruits and berries increased from 35 kg to 74 kg.

Besides, Russians began to eat more meat and meat products – from 70 kg to 89 kg per year per person, the consumption of fish products also grew from 17 kg to 22 kg.

WorldFood Kazakhstan 2019

WorldFood Kazakhstan 

November 6-8, 2019

Atakent exhibition center, Almaty, Kazakhstan

WorldFood Kazakhstan is a wide-ranging exhibition, showcasing the very best products on Kazakhstan’s food and drink market. The event has become a major meeting place for the industry, welcoming thousands of visitors from Kazakhstan and the wider Central Asian region.

WorldFood Kazakhstan has proved an effective forum for promoting new products, discovering more about the local market and meeting professionals within the industry, including producers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers and restaurateurs.

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Indagra Food Romania 2019

  Indagra Food

  October 30 – November 3, 2019

  Romexpo, Bucharest, Romania

Indagra Food – International trade fair for the food industry – represents the most important advertising platform for the companies in this field. It represents an efficient networking and information platform, the ideal framework for presenting novelties, products and services in the food industry and establishing new business contacts and contracts.

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Tallinn Food Fair 2019

Tallinn Food Fair

October 23-25, 2019

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn FoodFest (TFF) is an internationally recognized source of trade opportunities for food related industries – hotels, restaurants and catering services, retailers, importers, logistics and producers. It is also featured in all industry publications and newsletters in Estonia and the surrounding Baltic countries. TFF is the No 1 industry event for food professionals in Estonia. Over 6 000 trade visitors are expected including hundreds from neighbouring countries. T

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PIR 2019

  PIR. Hospitality Industry

  October 7-10, 2019

  Crocus Expo, Moscow

The ‘PIR. Hospitality Industry’ trade fair is the main exhibition project in the HoReCa segment in Russia and CIS.

Each year it becomes a meeting place for restaurateurs and hoteliers, chefs and confectioners, suppliers, investors, journalists and all those willing to keep up with the latest trends of the hotel and catering business.

Organizer: PIR Information project supported by the Restaurateurs and Hoteliers Federation as well as the National Chefs’ Guild.

More than 800 companies from 20 countries exhibit at the show. There are more than 45,000 visitors each year.

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WorldFood Moscow 2019

WorldFood Moscow

September 24-27, 2019

Crocus Expo, Moscow

World Food Moscow is the leading international exhibition for food products in Russia.

Over the last 20 years, WorldFood Moscow has grown to become a major meeting place for the food and drinks industry and a vibrant source of productsfor the Russian market. Exhibitors are grouped in nine main sectors, ensuring visitors can easily find products of interest, compare them and talk to their manufacturers.

Each year, more than 50,000 specialists from various countries visit the exhibition. WorldFood Moscow attracts much interest from Russian specialists, including representatives of wholesale and retail companies from about 50 cities.

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Riga Food 2019

Riga Food

September 4-7, 2019

Ķīpsalas iela 8, Rīga, Latvia

The biggest in the Baltics food industry fair “Riga Food” yearly outlines the trends of the food industry development, highlights novelties and presents a number of serious and trustable enterprises. Everybody is welcome to Kipsala International Exhibition Centre to draw inspiration from diversity of menu ideas, to taste new products, to watch and enjoy professional chef, pastry cook and bartender competitions. Moreover, we invite professionals to “Riga Food” to derive ideas, knowledge and information allowing further professional and business development. More than 720 companies from 35 countries participate in the trade show. 15 national pavilions.

Visitors – gourmets and food specialists from the whole world.

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TASS: Five Years of Food Embargo. Results and Growth Paths for Russia’s Agriculture

Russia slapped a raft of measures against the European Union, the US, Australia, Canada and Norway in August 2014 in response to the EU’s and US’ sanctions, with the list expanded later by other countries. The so-called countersanctions ban imports of fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meat products from a number of countries to the Russian Federation. Representatives of departments and experts have told TASS about changes in the structure of Russia’s agriculture industry and about sectors that have gained traction over the past five years, as well as what goods will be substituted in the future.

According to the data provided by the Agriculture Ministry, Russia’s food imports dropped by 31.2% in the past five years from $43.3 bln in 2013 to $29.8 bln in 2018.

“In 2018, Russian food exports amounted to $25.8 bln in value terms compared with $16.8 bln in 2013. Exports of meat and fat-and-oil products, fish and seafood, processed products demonstrated a notable growth. Russia heads the list of biggest wheat suppliers and is among top three suppliers on separate goods items. The present international trade dynamics suggests that the country will become one of top ten global agriculture exporters in the midterm,” the ministry’s representative explained.


Russia Bans Import of Chinese Fruit Due to Contamination

Russia will suspend supplies of pome and stone fruits from China starting August 10 due to cases of contaminated products’ deliveries.

A representative of the country’s veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog (Rosselkhodnadzor) told reporters on Wednesday the ban will be extended on plums, nectarines, apricots, peaches, cherry plums, cherries, sweet cherries, apples, pears, and queen apples.

“The federal veterinary and phytosanitary service is forced to suspend the supplies of pome and stone fruits from China to Russia starting August 10, 2019. The decision has been taken due to continuing cases of China-originating products contaminated with dangerous quarantine for Russia objects supplied to the country,” the regulator explained.

The watchdog plans to hold consultations with the Chinese side and inspect the places of production, storage and packing of those products, which will be followed by consideration of trade resumption.

According to the Rosselkhoznadzor, over 900,000 MT of fruits and vegetables are imported to Russia from China annually: 180,000 MT of citrus, more than 190,000 MT of apples, pears, plums, nectarines, apricots, peaches, more than 80,000 MT of tomatoes, about 53,000 MT of potatoes, as well as 100,000 MT of onions and garlic.

In May, Rosselkhoznadzor lifted an import ban on stone fruit from North Macedonia and Serbia, imposed in August 2018. Some fruit from the two countries was banned after the watchdog said it had found the Monilinia fructicola fungus in Serbian peaches and apricots and in batches of fruit from North Macedonia.,