According to the RF Federal Customs Service’s statistics, in 2020 fresh and frozen meat import was down 28.7% to 269.5 thousand tons.
Fresh and frozen poultry import increased by 0.7% up to 228.8 thousand tons. Fish import declined by 11.2% down to 394.4 thousand tons. Canned meat and meat specialties import increased by 8.3% making 19.5 thousand tons.
Milk and condensed cream import was down 16.5% to 148.3 thousand tons. Butter import increased by 12.1% amounting to 133.2 thousand tons. Cheese import grew by 14.8% up to 313.1 thousand tons.
Palm oil import was down 3.4% to more than 1 mn tons. Vegetable oil import dropped by 48% down to 1.3 thousand tons.
Citrus fruit import was up 0.2% to 1.7 mn tons. Banana import increased by 0.2% up to 1.5 mn tons, and apple import by 9.7% up to more than 1 mn tons.
Raw sugar import increased by 14.9% up to 8.5 thousand tons, white sugar import declined by 27.2% down to 168.6 thousand tons.
Coffee import in 2020 grew by 6.1% up to 231.1 thousand tons, and tea import by 0.9% up to 151.6 thousand tons.
In December, the following categories demonstrated a year-on-year growth in import volumes: citrus fruit (up 17% to 413.1 thousand tons), apple (up 22% to 93.3 thousand tons), cheese (up 42.3% to 28.6 thousand tons), and raw sugar (up 9.1% to 1.2 thousand tons). Other food products import was down.
Compared to November 2020, the import of bananas, palm oil, cheese, butter, white sugar and canned meat declined, the rest of the food product categories under report were up.
In December 2020, coffee import increased by 15.3% year-on-year and by 14.6% month-on-month to make 20.4 thousand tons. Tea import was down 18.9% year-on-year and down 18.3% month-on-month to 10.7 thousand tons.