Daily Express: Export of fish from Russia to Europe breaks records

Imports of Russian fish to the EU grew by twenty percent, despite the conflict in Ukraine and the avalanche of imposition of sanctions restrictions. At the same time, countries with the most anti-Russian position in the entire EU are active importers. This applies to Poland. Not far behind in the consumption of fish from Russia are also Germany and the Netherlands. The statistics are provided by the British edition of the Daily Express.

Thus, according to trade data, the countries of the European Union buy in Russia almost one-fifth more fish than before the start of the active phase of Moscow's special operation in Ukraine. Supplies of fish from the Russian Federation to the EU last year increased by 18,7% to 198,8 thousand tons, according to the Association of Fishermen of Russia. This year, only in the first months, growth exceeded previous figures and, on an annualized basis, can amount to an impressive volume that breaks all records.

The value of fish exports rose by 57,6% to almost 1 billion euros (878 million pounds). The fishing association Varpe says the biggest buyers are the Netherlands, Poland and Germany.

In 2022, Russia accounted for 4,5 percent of the EU's 4,4 million tonnes of fish and seafood imports. The increase in exports likely came as wholesalers and processors increased their stocks in anticipation of possible sanctions against the Russian fishing industry.

Last spring, it was expected that the British government was going to announce a 35% import duty on Russian whitefish. It was this rumor that led to fears that a third of fish and chip shops in the UK could be forced to close because sanctions would make supplies of popular products such as cod and haddock from the North and Baltic Sea fisheries much more scarce and expensive.

In 2020, the UK imported 432 tons of whitefish worth £778m, which means Russia is likely to top a billion pounds in this record year.

At the moment, there is also an import of white fish from Russia without restrictions, restrictions have affected only products. The Daily Telegraph reports that Russian caviar is under sanctions from both the EU and the UK.
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  1. Valera75 Online Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 25 March 2023 13: 19
    Imports of Russian fish to the EU grew by twenty percent, despite the conflict in Ukraine and the avalanche of sanctions restrictions

    Great news! Especially when you buy frozen fish in stores for 3-5 times, hearing such news about Europe is doubly pleasant laughing
  2. fridge Offline fridge
    fridge (vadim) 25 March 2023 14: 07
    The antilogic of the Russian Federation goes off scale, the West feeds it, and it is a weapon for war.
  3. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 25 March 2023 15: 28
    The fact that sales are growing is good, during the war money will not be superfluous.
    1. hell MASTER Offline hell MASTER
      hell MASTER (Hell MASTER) 25 March 2023 17: 27
      In what way does the money go to strvnts, and not to Switzerland?
      In principle, according to this logic, it is possible to sell Soviet arsenals with equipment to Europe, because the country needs money.
  4. golden knowledge (Gold) 25 March 2023 15: 29
    I don’t understand the logic either: they shoot us, they stole our money, and we give them bread and fish for it ?? Masochism? What if we have a crop failure and hunger (no one will give us food)
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  6. Plush Sergeant Offline Plush Sergeant
    Plush Sergeant 26 March 2023 23: 28
    The logic of the chairman of the collective farm. Let the nits choke.
  7. Andrey Andreev_2 (Andrey Andreev) 27 March 2023 10: 35
    After all this disgrace, it makes sense to compare the prices for this same Russian fish in the EU and Russia itself, given the average salaries and pensions here and there. It will turn out to be a completely unpleasant picture ... After all, we have everything for the Russian people, right? After all, he has been promised so much over the past 23 years, but he is still dissatisfied)))