This was announced by the President of the Foundation "Center for strategic research" Pavel Kadochnikov, speaking at the Krasnoyarsk economic forum"In recent years, we have a new export items, such as corn. We usually exported it to the $100 million, now is at 860 million, and soy products - was a $15-17 million, in 2015 was 330 million, in 2016 - 530 million... and two years we sold honey at 14 million, confectionery and chocolate for 40 and 60 million Is a significant position in the export, they grow, have sources and prospects," he said, adding that competitive in the foreign market are also such Russian products, such as egg and milk.
Agriculture, he said, is one of the important drivers of the Russian economy. Moreover, modern agriculture is a high - tech export sector. "Growth rates are impressive: in 2014 and 3.5% in 2015 and 2.6% in 2016 and 4.8%.
We have the rest of the economy such growth only dream of" - said the expert, adding that such changes have occurred thanks to government support, as well as the situation with sanctions and changes in the exchange rate.
"We are self-sufficient in grain, export it, we're back to self-sufficiency with potatoes on the Soviet level, almost back to the Soviet level of self-sufficiency milk. The same for meat: if at the end of the 1980s, the self-sufficiency they accounted for 88%, now - more than 90%, and in 2000-e years was only 70%. We are seriously provided Russia with its products, is an important achievement," he said.
Further development of the industry, according to the Kadochnikov must be related to productivity growth and technological development, improvement of competitiveness, creation of balance between the development of the sector and availability of products and the expansion of exports.
Translated by service "Yandex.Translation"