EU Food Exports to Russia Rose 4.3% Last Year to EU11.87B

Fresh/dried fruits accounted for 9.1% of European Union agriculture exports to Russia at EU1.076b, followed by cheese at EU985m, or 8.3%, according to data e-mailed by the European Commission.

The following table shows a breakdown of select food items exported from the EU to Russia last year. Russia today imposed food import restrictions on all cheese, fish, beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products from the European Union, the U.S., Australia, Norway and Canada.

ITEM                        2013 Value        % of EU farm
                            (EU, 000s)     exports to Russia
Fruit                          1,076,270            9.1
Cheese                           985,114            8.3
Pork                             968,574            8.2
Bovine, meat                     110,481            0.9
Chocolate, confectionery
     and ice cream               389,903            3.3%
Citrus fruits                    125,731            1.1%
Butter                           144,199            1.2%
Poultry meat                      78,189            0.7%
Olive Oil                         75,652            0.6%
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