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Experts told RG about the prospects for the development of nut farming in Russia

Russia
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Published Feb 11, 2024

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Russia's primary nut productions are walnuts, hazelnuts, and pine nuts, with the latter being produced in industrial quantities. The main production regions include the Krasnodar Territory, the Stavropol Territory, the Republic of Crimea, and the North Caucasus. Despite a decline in production since 1990, there has been a revival since 2005, with over 31 thousand tons of nuts collected in 2023. However, Russia still imports over 230 thousand tons of nuts annually, primarily peanuts. Russia also exports nuts, with 25,000 tons supplied to international markets in 2022, mainly to China, the Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan. The export volumes increased by 71% in 2023, with pine nuts accounting for 80% of all nuts exported. The Russian government plans to introduce duties on the export of unshelled pine nuts, starting at 25% from August 1, 2024, and increasing to 50% from August 1, 2025.
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“The most common types of nuts grown in the Russian Federation are walnuts and hazelnuts. Also in our country it is possible to grow such “types” of nuts as chestnuts, peanuts and pine nuts,” said a senior lecturer at the agrobiotechnology department in an interview with RG RUDN University Valeria Gresis. At the same time, pine nuts are practically the only ones that Russia produces in industrial quantities. Its harvesting takes place mainly in Siberian forests. The main regions of nut production are the Krasnodar Territory, the Stavropol Territory, the Republic of Crimea, and the North Caucasus. According to Rosstat statistics, Gresis continues, the total area of orchards with walnut trees in our country last year reached about 15 thousand hectares, of which more than 8 thousand hectares were at fruiting age. The expert said that the largest number of fruit-bearing orchards with walnut trees is in the Krasnodar Territory (about 3 thousand hectares), followed by Dagestan (about ...
Source: RG
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