Brewers of the Russian Federation, as part of their agricultural programs, increased the harvest of barley by 24% in 2023

Barley Malt
Published Feb 7, 2024

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In 2023, Russian brewing companies, part of the Association of Beer, Malt and Beverage Producers (APP), saw a 24% increase in brewing beer barley production, reaching 960.3 thousand tons. The cultivation area also expanded by 10% to 207.1 thousand hectares. Despite this growth, the industry still heavily depends on imported hops. Proposals have been made to boost domestic hop cultivation, including expanding hop fields and providing more financial support to farmers. Despite these challenges, beer production in Russia rose by 1.8% to 834 million decalitres in 2023.
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Moscow. February 6. INTERFAX.RU - Brewing companies that are members of the Association of Beer, Malt and Beverage Producers (APP, unites companies that account for about 70% of beer production in the Russian Federation), in 2023, as part of their agricultural programs, grew 960.3 thousand tons of brewing beer barley, which is 24% more than a year earlier, according to a press release from the APP. The area under this agricultural crop increased by 10% to 207.1 thousand hectares. Malting barley is grown in more than 20 Russian regions. “Now the member companies of the APP fully meet their needs for malting barley, and also have the opportunity to provide high quality raw materials. Such work allows us to support local farms and create additional jobs,” the press release says. At the same time, the Association notes that Russian brewing continues to significantly depend on imported hops. In this regard, in 2023, with the participation of NIFI (Research Financial Institute of the ...
Source: Interfax
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