The Chief Executive of the Russian export insurance company EXIAR said there is no exact forecast of export support for Africa in 2019 but "the amount should be doubled at the least".
Russia will soon become one of the world’s 10 leading exporters of agricultural products in the near future, according to Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev.
The Finance Ministry intends, first of all, to stimulate the conclusion of export contracts in national currencies.
In 2018, Russia continued to reduce the exports of logs and increase the exports of lumber, according to Lesprom Network. The export volume of these products became almost equal, 19.03 million m3 (-2.1 percent) and 18.7 million m3 (+14.9 percent) respectively, according to the report of Russian forest-based industry in 2018.
Russia’s difficulty exporting its sugar could slow the expansion of the industry that’s seen a big transformation in the past two decades.
In the first two months of 2019, Turkey exported 697 thousand 577 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables to 100 countries and earned 365 million 662 thousand USD (around 326 million Euro). Russia ranked first among these countries, and Turkey earned 104 million 533 thousand USD (around 93 million Euro) from the exports to Russia.