Key losses: any Turkish products leave from the Russian counters

Key losses: any Turkish products leave from the Russian counters

TASS KIT. 1 December 2015 the government has published a list of Turkish goods, which are prohibited to import into Russia.

The ban was introduced according to decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin “On measures for safeguarding national security of the Russian Federation and protecting Russian citizens from criminal and other unlawful acts and on application of special economic measures against the Republic of Turkey” dated 28 November 2015.

In the list published by the government lists 17 product categories (fruit, vegetables, offal of turkeys and chickens, flowers and salt). They will be forbidden to import to Russia from 1 January 2016.

The list includes tomatoes, apricots, strawberries, the largest exporter to Russia is Turkey.

All, according to the Federal customs service of the Russian Federation, for January-September 2015 from Turkey to Russia imported these products in the amount of $579 million 709 thousand, which is 18,9% of the total value of Turkish exports to Russia ($3 billion 64 million 419 thousand) and 0.5% of the total exports of Turkey (USD 107.2 billion, according to statistics Institute of Turkey, TurkStat).


  • Half of the volume of imports, which will fall under the ban, are fresh or chilled tomatoes: for the first three quarters of 2015, Turkey was placed in the RF 292 thousand tons of this product in the amount of $281 million 329 thousand, the Country was the largest foreign supplier of tomatoes to the Russian market (52%).
  • In second place – fresh grapes ($65 million 935 thousand, a total of 67.9 thousand tons) – the share of Turkey accounted for 35.8 percent of total imports of these fruits.
  • In third place – mandarins all varieties ($43 million 12 thousand, 65,3 thousand tons) – 15% of Russian imports.
  • In fourth place – peaches and nectarines ($33 million 276 thousand, 25.9 thousand tons), representing 28,6% of Russian imports.
  • In fifth place – fresh apricots ($29 million 176 thousand, 28.8 thousand tonnes). In January-September 2015 Turkey provided 80% of the imports of apricots to Russia.
  • In sixth place – the oranges ($28 million 947 thousand, 43.1 thousand tons) – 12.8% of Russian imports.
  • In seventh place – strawberries ($22 million 686 thousand 13.2 thousand tonnes) 47.1 per cent of exports to Russia.
  • In eighth place – onions and shallots ($17 million 206 thousand to 37.9 thousand tons) – 14,8% of Russian imports of these products.
  • In ninth place – cucumbers ($16 million 191 thousand to 15.6 thousand tons) and 16.2%.
  • In tenth place – frozen parts of carcasses of domestic chicken ($13 million 36 thousand , 18.4 thousand tonnes) at 8.8% of Russian imports.

The cost of supply other of food that fall under the restrictions (frozen carcasses of turkeys, apples, pears, plums) do not exceed $12 million, their share in Russia’s imports of the respective categories ranged from 12.2% (plum) to 1.7% (pear).


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