According to "Analysis of cheese and cottage cheese in the CIS countries", prepared BusinesStat in 2018, in 2013-2017 production in the region increased by 19.7%: 1 313 thousand tons to 1 572 thousand tons Figure showed annual growth. The largest contribution to the increase in the production of cheese and cottage cheese were made by the regional leaders for their production – Russia and Belarus. In 2013-2017, the Russian manufacturers have increased the production of cheese and curd 34.5%, and Belarus – by 32.1%.
The reason for the increase in production volumes in Russia was the ban on the import of some products (including cheeses and cottage cheese) from the EU, USA, Australia, Norway and Canada. In an effort to fill the lack of supply, domestic enterprises in 2013-2017 increase production of cheese and cottage cheese with 716 thousand tonnes to 963 thousand tons.
The situation on the Russian market of cheese and cottage cheese had an impact on their production in Belarus in 2013-2017 on average 71.5% of the Belarusian cheeses and cottage cheese was supplied to Russia. Due to the increased demand of Russian buyers in 2013-2016 years the production of cheese and cottage cheese in Belarus increased from 197 thousand tons to 265 thousand tons In 2017 Belarusian exports to Russia decreased by 9.5% because of frequent cases of discrepancy between the quality of Belarusian products to the requirements of Rosselkhoznadzor. As a result, the production of cheese and cottage cheese in Belarus in 2017 declined to 260 thousand tons.
The third in the CIS in terms of production country of production of cheese and curd, Ukraine was reduced in 2013-2017 the volume of production with 249 thousand tons to 187 thousand tons. This was due to the introduction of restrictions for a number of Ukrainian companies on the Russian market (the restrictions were imposed by the Rosselkhoznadzor in 2014). And in 2016 in Ukraine were distributed to the position of the Russian Ministry of bradenburg, and the import of Ukrainian cheese and cottage cheese on the territory of Russia ceased completely.
According to the estimates of BusinesStat, in 2018-2022 years the production of cheese and cottage cheese in the CIS countries will grow at a rate of 1.1-2.3%. In 2022, total production of cheese and cottage cheese in the region will reach 1 718 thousand tonnes, which exceeds the value of 2017 is 9.3%.
Translated by service "Yandex.Translation"