Russia is ready to increase food supplies to Uzbekistan
In 2016, agricultural goods turnover between Uzbekistan and Russia increased by almost 20% and rached to US$398 million (in 2015 - US$334 million). The import of agricultural products from Uzbekistan to Russia doubled mainly due to increase of supply of fruit and vegetable products and amounted to US$114 million. Deliveries from Uzbekistan increased 3 times, grapes almost 2 times, apples and pears more than 30 times, stone fruit - more than 20 times, other fresh fruits - 10 times.
At the same time, there is a potential for expanding the export of Russian agricultural products to Uzbekistan, which in 2016 made up US$284.8 million, the ministry said.
Russian exporters are interested in increasing supplies of Russian sugar, fat and oil products, in particular sunflower and soybean oil, as well as seed potatoes to the Uzbek market. It is also possible to increase the supply of grain, fish and fish products, confectionery products to Uzbekistan. There is an interest in organizing the supply of meat, including beef.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Sergey Levin said: “We attach special importance to the development of our relations in this sphere and are ready to provide the necessary supplies for the Uzbek side at affordable prices”.