10 Aug 2010 18:22

Russia's dairy product, vegetable oil imports grow most quickly in July

MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - Imports of dairy products and vegetable oil into Russia grew most rapidly of all in July.

Russia imported $109.8 million worth of dairy products in July, 45% more than in the same month last year, while vegetable oil imports were up 49.8% at $73.4 million, according to the Federal Customs Service (FCS).

Shipments of alcohol and non-alcohol product were up 12.8% at $131.9 million rubles, of fish - 14.2% at $43.1 million, of fruits and nuts - 10.5% at $329.5 million, and of vegetables 5.3% at $66.5 million.

However, July imports of meat were down 11.8% year-on-year at $515.8 million, with imports of poultry meat alone down 41.6% at $65 million. Russia imported 0.7% less pork ($176.9 million worth) year-on-year and 5.5% less beef ($209.7 million).

Russia imported $87.2 million worth of tobacco goods, 20.9% less than in July 2009.

In value terms, overall July imports of foodstuffs and the material for their production were down 1.6% at $2.121 billion year-on-year, and 8.5% down from June.