We were stunned: The export of Altai peas in Russia to China and other countries increased 4.5 times in 2023

Dried Common Pea
Published Jan 24, 2024

Tridge summary

In 2023, Altai farmers significantly increased their pea exports by 4.5 times compared to 2022, exporting a total of 138.7 thousand tons. The primary buyer was China, which purchased over 117 thousand tons, a stark contrast to the previous year when no supplies were sent to the country. This surge in exports is due to the opening of the Chinese market to Russian farmers and the efforts of Rosselkhoznadzor to inform local producers about this new opportunity. Other countries also increased their imports, and new interest was shown by several countries including Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Germany, Georgia, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea, the USA, Taiwan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
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According to data from the Altai branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Center for Grain Quality Assessment", Altai farmers exported 4.5 times more peas in the 2023 calendar year than in 2022. Last year, 138.7 thousand tons of this crop were exported from the region abroad, while the year before only 31.7 thousand tons. This was reported on the website As with a number of other grains and legumes, the main buyer of Altai peas was China, which purchased more than 117 thousand tons, while in the previous year there was not a single supply to this country. It is noted that food cooperation between Russia and the Middle Kingdom is the result of the work of Rosselkhoznadzor. For many years, the Chinese market was almost completely closed to Russian farmers. In 2022, the PRC signed a protocol on phytosanitary requirements for Russian peas, designating a new direction for grain exports for the Russian Federation. In turn, employees of the territorial Office of ...
Source: Agrosektor
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