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September 16, 2021, 07:03

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The share of Moscow in the all-Russian export of dairy products was 12.6 percent.

Moscow has increased the export of dairy products. In the first half of this year, it amounted to $ 19.07 million, which exceeds the volume of products sent in the same period of 2020 by 54.9 percent. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations Vladimir Efimov.

“The export of dairy products in the capital has been showing consistently high growth over the past few years. So, in comparison with the first half of 2019, exports in monetary terms increased by 119.4 percent – more than doubled, from $ 8.69 million to $ 19.07 million in January-June 2021. At the same time, the share of Moscow in all-Russian exports increased from eight percent in 2019 to 12.6 percent this year, ”the deputy mayor said.

Cheese and cottage cheese are the leaders in export abroad. From January to June of this year, they were exported in the amount of $ 7.77 million. This is 78.3 percent more than in the same period in 2020 and more than 3.5 times in 2019.

In addition, Moscow exports dairy products abroad, including yoghurts. They were exported for $ 6.12 million. This is 66.3 percent more than in the first half of 2020 and 114.2 percent more than in 2019. Also among the export leaders are milk and cream produced in the capital. Such goods were sent abroad for $ 2.47 million.

“25 countries have bought Moscow dairy products this year. The main importing countries are Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan. Also, milk from the capital is supplied to the USA, Panama, Japan, China and India “, – said the head

Department of Investment and Industrial Policy of Moscow Alexander Prokhorov.

Among the promising markets for increasing the export volumes of Moscow companies, experts single out the neighboring countries – Abkhazia, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Belarus. Cooperation is complicated by the mandatory conditions for high-quality transportation: dairy products are perishable goods, and special equipment is needed to transport them over long distances.

Today, dairy producers in the capital can take advantage of a wide range of support measures implemented by the institutes for the development of foreign economic activity of the Moscow Government, including the Moscow Export Center, subordinate to the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development. For example, a company that produces baby food based on goat milk, with the help of MEC, was able to extend the premium account on the website of the European marketplace and used financial support – the company received an export grant in the amount of more than 850 thousand rubles.

Centre MospromSubordinate to the capital Department of Investment and Industrial Policy, Is engaged in supporting the capital’s industrial exports and exports of agricultural products. Within the framework of buyer’s programMosprom, free of charge and on the basis of specific export needs, helps Moscow companies with the search for counterparties and negotiating with potential buyers abroad, ensures the participation of Moscow manufacturers in international exhibitions and business missions.

The Moscow Export Center was created to provide entrepreneurs with financial and non-financial support measures in order to promote their products to foreign markets. One of the key tasks of the GEC is to increase the number of Moscow exporters and implement projects for the effective development of their foreign economic activity.

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