OREANDA-NEWS  In 2022, Russia increased exports of agricultural products by 12% compared to 2021, to 41.5 billion dollars, including supplies to friendly countries — 34 billion, or 82% of the total, said Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko.

"According to the results of last year, Russian agricultural exports exceeded $ 41.5 billion, which is 12% more than a year earlier," she said at the final meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Abramchenko emphasized the reorientation of the supply of agricultural products from unfriendly countries to friendly ones.

According to her, the geography of Russian agricultural exports covers about 160 countries of the world, while in the conditions of foreign trade restrictions in 2022, 18 directions of sales markets were opened for 46 types of products.

"First of all, these are Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Cooperation with key foreign partners in the field of food trade, such as Egypt, Turkey, China and India, has been intensified," Abramchenko said.