Impact of Russian food embargo on Latvian export

11.08.2014

The value of export of foodstuffs included in the Russian embargo list accounted for 52.8 mln euros in 2013, and reached 38.5 mln euros in the 1st half of 2014.

However, the share of these products in the total Latvian export in the first six months of 2014 accounted for only 0.8%. In export to Russia the share of embargo products in the first half of 2014 reached 8.1%.

Impact of Russia's imposed food embargo on the Latvian export

 

2013

January – June 2014

Total export, mln euros

10 021.3

4 833.6

Export to Russia:

 

 

  mln euros

1 163.1

473.5

  share in total exports,%

11.6

9.8

Export of foodstuffs (including beverages and tobacco) to Russia:

 

 

 mln euros

493.6

194.4

 share in total exports,%

4.9

4.0

 

Export of embargo products to Russia:

 

 

 

mln euros

52.8

38.5

 

share in total exports to Russia,%

4.5

8.1

 

share in total exports,%

0.5

0.8

In 2013, 37.9% of the total export to Russia were foodstuffs which are not subjected to embargo, 4.5% - foodstuffs that cannot be exported any more, and the remaining 57.6% were non-food products.

Analysing the products included in the embargo list, in 2013, 50.3% of export of this product group to Russia was milk and dairy produce, 24.5% - other foodstuffs, 10.5% - sausages and similar products, 5.4% - raw fish, 4.2% - fruit and nuts, 3.1% - meat and meat offal, and 2% - vegetables.

Export of embargo products to Russia in breakdown by sub-group

 

2013

2014

January - June

 

thsd t

mln euros

thsd t

mln euros

Export of foodstuffs (including beverages and tobacco)

162.97

493.64

75.76

194.44

 

Export of embargo products:

28.65

52.82

18.61

38.53

Meat and offal  (0201-0203, 0207, 0210)

1.41

1.63

0.91

0.88

Fish and crustaceans (except canned fish)  (0303-0304, 0306-0307)

5.40

2.85

1.55

0.65

Milk and dairy produce (0401-0406)

9.12

26.54

8.79

24.54

Vegetables (0701-0710, 0712-0713)

1.48

1.06

0.20

0.22

Fruit and nuts (0801-0813)

1.44

2.23

0.35

0.59

Sausages and similar products (1601)

2.09

5.56

0.88

2.45

Foodstuffs not elsewhere classified (19019091, 21069092, 21069098)

7.70

12.95

5.94

9.19

More detailed information on the products included in the embargo list is available here

Information on foreign trade of Latvia is available in the CSB data base section "Foreign trade"” at 4-digit level, at 8-digit level.

 

More information:
Foreign trade statistics methodology, analysis and dissemination section
Lilita Laganovska
Tel.: +371 67366604