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