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Belarus was the main exporter of dairy to Russia in 2020.  Pic: Getty Images/sergeyryzhov

Russian dairy imports drop by 10%

By Jim Cornall

In January 2021, Russian imports of dairy products were 10% lower compared to their level in 2020 for the same period and practically corresponded to the volume of imports in 2019.

The National Dairy Producers Union of Russia (SOYUZMOLOKO) and the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare of India held a video conference meeting this week.

India and Russia to strengthen cooperation in agriculture

By Jim Cornall

Representatives from business associations, scientific institutions, and government agencies in Russia and India have agreed to deepen relations in agriculture while preparing for the third round of IRSED (the India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue),...

The company's earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose by 85%. Pic: Ekosem-Agrar

Ekosem-Agrar earnings grow for the first nine months of 2020

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, continued to expand its operating activities in the first nine months of 2020. Sales revenues increased by around 27% to €338.7m ($411.8m).

The board said it is embarking on the process for the development of a sustainability strategy. Pic: Ekosem-Agrar

Ekosem-Agrar AG sees half-year sales rise by a third

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, generated sales revenues of €209m ($243m) in the first half of 2020, up 33% on the same period of the previous year.

Unlabeled dairy products will be banned in the EAEU once the legislation is passed. Pic: Getty Images/Evgeny Gromov

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EAEU reaches arrangement on introducing dairy product labeling

By Jim Cornall

The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) said it has reached fundamental arrangements on introducing the labeling of certain dairy products as the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states – Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan...

EkoNiva products in Russia. Pic: Ekosem-Agrar

Ekosem-Agrar sees sales up in 2019

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, has published its 2019 annual report.

EU economic sanctions on Russia are effective until the end of January 2020. Pic: Getty Images/batak1

Could EU dairy exports to Russia resume?

By Jim Cornall

Italian independent brokers of dairy commodities in Europe, L’Interform, have published a report on the potential implications and scenarios of Russia opening up its dairy industry to once more include imports from the European Union.

With the addition of Kenya and Russia, the IDF now represents more than 75% of the world’s milk supply.

Russia and Kenya become IDF members

By Jim Cornall

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has accepted Russia and Kenya as official members, bringing the number of member states in the federation to 43.

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