Ulyanovsk Region Achieves Target Indicator for Export of Agricultural Products
In 2020, it made 24 million dollars, which is by 2.3 times more than last year. Development of this agricultural sphere is supported by the International Cooperation and Export national project implemented by the order of President Vladimir Putin.
According to experts of the regional Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, grain exports amounted to 18 million dollars, which is by 2.6 times more than in 2019. The region supplied its products to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Latvia, Belgium and Oman. Export of food and processed products made 2.2 million dollars, which is by 32% more than last year. The main partners include Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Georgia, Germany.
Export of other products reached 3.8 million dollars at the end of 2020 (by 42% more than in 2019). Items are delivered to China, the Czech Republic, Korea, Canada, Israel, Germany, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Slovakia, Ukraine and other countries.
“In 2020, we organized a number of major meetings with the heads of companies working in food and processing industries of the Ulyanovsk region. Thanks to it, we were able to create the base for further successful development of the regional export potential. The Ulyanovsk region also pays particular attention to mutually beneficial cooperation with the business community of the People's Republic of China. The main area of joint activities focuses on creating a channel for bilateral international trade - a logistics route that will be used to deliver Chinese goods from China to Russia, Europe and back under the One Belt One Road (OBOR) project. Thanks to the work done, we are sure that the Ulyanovsk region will be able to get great export achievements,” - said Natalya Snezhinskaya, First Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Mikhail Semenkin commented, “We will monitor the latest scientific developments and introduce modern technologies. In the current economic and climatic conditions, competitiveness and growth of agricultural export in the region should be ensured by using idle lands and special chemicals, as well as by amelioration development, technological upgrades and digitalization of production. For example, 14.7 thousand hectares of acid soil in the region received lime treatment in 2020, which is by 8.4 thousand hectares more than in 2019 (6.3 thousand hectares total). Hydro-reclamation activities were carried out on the area of 538 hectares, which exceeds the result of last year by five times, or by 433 hectares.”