According to SeaNews Russian Foreign Trade Customs Statistics online service, in Q1 2020 Russia imported 88.6 thousand tons of animal food, up 28.6% year-on-year. In monetary terms, import increased by 20.7% to make $166.3 mn.
This includes 35.6 thousand tons of cat and dog food import (+15.6%) worth $88.6 mn (+17%).
In the first quarter of 2020, animal food was imported to Russia from 38 countries. The major suppliers were France, Germany, China and the Netherlands. Most of the imported food was shipped to Moscow, Moscow Oblast, and St. Petersburg.
Animal food import from France made 9.5 thousand tons (+26.7%) worth $23.7 mn (+23.4%). The products were mainly shipped to Moscow, Moscow Oblast, and St. Petersburg.
Imports from China increased by 80.4% up to 9.2 thousand tons in terms of tonnage, and by 15.1% up to $10.7 mn in monetary terms. The products were shipped to St. Petersburg, Zabaikalsk Kray, Moscow, Belgorod and Volgograd Oblasts and other regions of Russia.
Animal food import Germany made 8 thousand tons (+35.6%) worth $15.4 mn (+20.3%). Most of the products were designated for Moscow, Moscow Oblast, and Krasnodar Kray.
Shipments from the Netherlands amounted to 7.2 thousand tons (+67.4%) worth $13.5 (+68.8%). Almost all of them were designated for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar Kray, Moscow and Belgorod Oblasts, and Tatarstan.
The largest volumes of animal fodder were shipped to Moscow. In the first quarter of 2020, 35.6 thousand tons was shipped to the Russian capital, 11.3% more than during the same period in 2019. In monetary terms, import increased by 14.9% up to $80.9 mn. The products were delivered from France, Italy, Germany, Belgium and other countries.
Imports to Moscow Oblast increased by 47.7% to 12.7 thousand tons worth $27.2 mn, up 24.8%. Goods came from Belarus, the Czech Republic, France, Austria, Canada and other countries.
St. Petersburg imported 12.6 thousand tons (+57.5%) of animal feed worth $24.9 mn (+36.1%). Products from Canada, Germany, Netherlands and China accounted for a significant share of imports.