The amount of agricultural production export has reached USD 25 billion, and we now have the next ambitious goal – 45 billion. I am certain that the Far East will play a key role in meeting this challenge. For example, its share in the total amount of fish and seafood export is more than 60%. <…> The Far East offers incredible opportunities — Nikolay Kharitonov, Chairman of the Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Cooperation between the Far East and China is demonstrating a very good level: the trade volume between them has reached 820,000 tonnes and is constantly growing; more and more farmlands are used to produce for China. <…> Corn farming in the Far East has a huge potential — Yu Xubo, President, COFCO.
The share of the Far Eastern Federal District in our export structure is pretty large: by 2024 it is to reach around 13%. And the challenge that the region is facing is also big: it has to increase the export of agricultural products by 60% – to almost USD 6 billion — Sergey Levin, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation .
Three years ago, we discussed that export is a key growth area for the region from the agricultural point of view. <…> In fact, export in the Far East is developing even a little faster than in the presidential agenda that was set later — Ilya Strokin, Director of the Agribusiness Center of Excellence, KPMG in Russia and the CIS.