Moscow. 2 Aug. Ukrainian “Artemsol”, which in 2014 took the fifth part of the Russian market started to recover lost ground after operating for more than a year of ban on exports. As writes on Tuesday “Kommersant”, since may the company has exported to Russia more than 70 thousand tons of salt.
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As calculated in the “Rusprodsoyuz”, of this amount, the bulk of the supply (about 60 thousand tons) came in July. The entire volume of the Russian market of table salt in the first half of “Rusprodsoyuz” is estimated at 520 thousand tons, of which 350 thousand issued domestic companies, the newspaper notes. Thus, the “Artemsol” in the last three months took almost 13.5% of the Russian market.
“Artemsol” in 2014 was one of the largest players on Russian market of edible salt with a share of 21% (233,2 million tons). In January 2015, Rospotrebnadzor suspended the import of products from Ukrainian enterprises from-for claims to quality. In may this year, the service lifted the ban, allowing great Patriotic imported annually in Russia up to 170 thous. tons. Just “Artemsol” is capable of producing over 7 million tons per year.
Deputy head of the Board “Rusprodsoyuz” Dmitry Leonov, who was quoted by “Kommersant” believes that the expansion of the great Patriotic jeopardizes the payback of the Russian manufacturers.
In particular, he notes that a large production volume “great Patriotic” can lead to a reduction in the share of Russian producers from the current 65% to less than 50%. At the same time, he said, according to the doctrine of food security, the minimum threshold of the domestic salt is set at 85%. Before the ban, domestic enterprises held only 49% of the local market, reminded the publication.