26 Dec 2019 14:50

Russian agricultural exports could exceed $24 bln in 2019 - Putin

MOSCOW. Dec 26 (Interfax) - Russian agricultural exports could exceed $24 billion in 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"Agricultural exports, and not only farm produce but also high value-added products, could exceed $24 billion for the year," he said at a meeting of the State Agrarian Policy Council.

"You know we are setting ourselves the goal of reaching $45 billion by 2024 - and this is quite a feasible task," the president said.

Exports in 2019 could reach $25 billion, while the plan for the year had called for $24 billion, Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev said.

In 2018, Russia exported $25.8 billion in agricultural goods, in 2017 - $20.7 billion.

The agricultural export national project envisages boosting the country's agricultural export to $45 billion by 2024.