Novosibirsk, June 9, 2018: the Group of companies "Obuv Rossii", one of the leaders of the Russian footwear market, plans to open a new Shoe factory in the village of Linevo of the Novosibirsk region, which received the status of the territory of advancing socio-economic development in March 2018. An investment project of factory on manufacture zelenotropyns shoes and Shoe bottom parts made of polymer materials Group, introduced today at the Board of investment of the Novosibirsk region. For the project in the structure of the Group created a new company — OOO "Avalink", which is registered in Linevo. The company plans to open a factory in the 3rd quarter of 2019, when at full capacity in 2023, the plant will produce 1.1 million pieces per year. The planned volume of investments will amount to 760 million rubles. The new factory will be involved including the existing production capacity of the company, which is located in Novosibirsk, and developed technology.
"Footwear of Russia" may become the first resident of the ADZ. "Linevo well located from the point of view of interaction with our main manufacturing facility in nearby Berdsk, as a result, we will receive the cooperation of the two companies. We believe that obtaining the status of ADZ, an important achievement of the regional authorities, which will attract new investors to the region. Our company is interested in the project, the ADZ was attended by as many players as possible, including of light industry, and related industries", comments Anton Titov, Director GK "Footwear of Russia".
"Obuv Rossii" plans to create on the territory of Linevo factory zelenotropyns shoes and Shoe bottom parts made of polymeric materials. The company already has experience in the production of polymer footwear, primarily from ethylene vinyl acetate: 2014 in Novosibirsk is an automated plant for the production of such shoes. At the moment, "Footwear of Russia" has developed and implemented such a range, such as: shale, clogs made entirely of EVA and with a combination of EVA and other materials; women's winter boots-quilted and men's winter solid boots for hunters and fishermen; women's summer shoes.
At the site in Linevo range of shoes will be expanded. The main marketing channel for the new production facility will become its own retail network of "Obuv Rossii", which now has more than 580 stores; in three years the company intends to increase to 1,000 stores. Also potential markets for factory are the market working shoes "the Footwear of Russia" already working with major food production facilities for the manufacture of such shoes; and footwear for hunting and fishing, where domestic products are of decent quality are presented in small volumes.
The market of plastic shoes is promising. By estimations Discovery Research Group, the volume in 2017 amounted to 51.3 million pairs, an increase compared to 2016 with 21.4%. Almost half of this market is domestic production, which is predominantly in the South of Russia, North Caucasus and the European part of the country. In Siberia and the far East large-scale production of polymer footwear is actually missing. According to forecasts of the DRG, the market in 2020 will increase to 63.8 million pairs.
The share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the total energy balance of Russia is only about 0.2%. Such a figure was announced, answering the question DW, Anatoly Chubais, became a party taking place these days in Moscow the conference "Renewable energy XXI century" (REENCON-XXI). The same indicator in Germany — 36%.
Under favorable circumstances, by 2035 the share of renewable energy in Russia could rise to 5%, however, it is necessary to provide significant demand for "green" generation. That it prevents, and spoke at the conference.
On Tuesday, 5 June, in Moscow on the basis of the business school SKOLKOVO launched a two-day IV international Congress REENCON XXI. Opening the event, Director of the business school "SKOLKOVO" Andrey Sharonov, announced a few numbers. In 2017, world electricity production increased by 30% at the expense of traditional sources, 70% by renewable energy. The input capacity from the solar panels was 98 GWh, from wind turbines — 52 GW. By the end of 2017 in the world operated 2200 GW of renewable energy.
"Russia's achievements in this light look very, very modest", — said Sharonov and gave the floor to first Deputy energy Minister Alexei Teksler. He said that Russia in 2017 was introduced about 140 MW of renewable energy: "This, of course, small numbers, but if you look at the dynamics, we see that every year we double the volume of input. This year can be entered more than 300 MW." The Deputy Minister admitted: "We are not looking for volume power. This is not the main problem in Russia is quite understandable — we have the traditional sources of energy."
He retorted that the traditional raw materials are cheaper in other countries, however, the development of renewable energy sources is hardly a priority. "Each country finds its own solutions to its problems, said Teksler. — If you take the example of Europe, then it is primarily a question of independence from external supplies, energy security. We understand that, although we believe that our gas will be in demand in Europe, and we see no reason to reduce our supplies".
Russia, developing the renewable energy sector, solves other problems: the technological growth based on its own base, the development of power engineering. "In the field of solar generation we have almost completely depends on the Russian manufacturers. In wind energy too, there is progress. Company Fortum with the support of "RUSNANO" launched in January of 2018 the Ulyanovsk region a major wind farm of 35 MW," — said the Deputy Minister.
However, when the word took the head of RUSNANO Anatoly Chubais, it became clear that the technological independence of Russia in the field of renewable energy is under threat. According to Chubais, around 2024, the country will be an integral cluster comprising generating production equipment, the science, providing this production, and education. Maximum success is already showing solar generation, where not only managed to build the station, but also to produce equipment and even upgrade of Western technology on the basis of Russian developments.
All this, according to Chubais, became possible thanks to the "workable" the renewable energy promotion from regulators. We are talking about long-term contracts for the supply of power (PDM) for RES (in the case of execution by the contractor of the contract, the state guarantees him the return of investment with a yield of approximately 12% on invested capital). After 2024, this mechanism can stop working.
As explained by the head of RUSNANO, today, renewable energy future of Russia is in the hands of the energy Ministry, which shall decide on the extension of the PDM mechanism for the period after 2024. "Our calculations show that, if we do not want to destroy the cluster, the minimum figure for renewable energy for the period 2024-2035 years is 10 GW (in such capacity must be offered to the PDM. — Ed.). The smaller figure does not solve anything. The cluster will be created, and then destroyed by their own hands." According to the calculations of RUSNANO, if the state will meet, by 2035 the share of renewable energies due to the launch of the new 10 GW will reach Russia, 5% of the total installed capacity in the country.
According to the logic of Anatoly Chubais, the lack of support in the form of the PDM will hit the manufacturing and science, as they snapped to generation, and she, in turn, depends on demand. It contracts guarantee this demand. Moreover, according to the head of RUSNANO, if his bar is below 10 GW, the industry will go down and you get into a chain of bankruptcies: "We're gonna lose her, lose R & d and will move on to the import of equipment for renewable energy in Russia. Our market is with enormous satisfaction that will master our friends from China or from other countries."
His speech Chubais said, turning to the nearest neighbor in the panel discussion: Alexei Teksler. Turning to him, he was quick to add that the figures offered by the Ministry of energy (they were never voiced), the question is not solved, and today the leadership of the Ministry directly depends on "whether there will be in Russia a strategically coherent cluster of renewable energy or it will not."
After receiving the microphone, Alexey Teksler presented the arguments of the energy. The main problem, in his opinion, is to reduce the dynamics of electricity consumption in the country. Under the baseline scenario will grow by only 0.5% per year. In such circumstances, there is excess capacity.
"The program of DMP focused on demand growth 3-4%. This did not happen. We built a modern generation, while we have over 20 GW of untapped generating capacity. The most important question — who will pay for it," added texler.
To pay for this, in the case of an extension mechanism of the PDM will have the electricity consumers (return on investment comes from funds collected from those who buy energy). As DW reported the Deputy Director of nonprofit partnership "Community of energy consumers" Valery Dzyubenko, the volume of payments via the DMP RES concluded until 2024, for the industry is around 2.5 trillion rubles.
According to him, the chosen mechanism guarantees only "an artificial demand". The state, says Dzyubenko must look for other incentives. "Strange, when state support is based not on fiscal or regulatory decisions, and that consumers are obliged to pay their money to establish private third-party assets", — he added.
Whose lobbying power is stronger — consumers of energy or of energy, will become clear within six months. According to information announced by Anatoly Chubais, during this time, energy should finally define their position on the issue.
Source: Deutsche Welle, 06.06.2018
Export of confectionery production in Russia in I quarter of 2018 increased by 16.4% compared to the first quarter of 2017 to 104.3 thousand tonnes and set a new record for shipments to foreign markets. In just the first three months of this year exports were sold to the Russian sweets in the amount of $238,4 million
The most rapidly increasing export sales of chocolate confectionery products in January-March 2018 year they increased by 26.7% to 44.1 thousand tons in the amount of $128,5 million the Segment of chocolate confectionery products in the I quarter of 2018 is the second largest by volume and first by value in comparison with other kinds of sweets — it accounts for 54% of all sales of confectionery products to foreign markets. The bulk segment in the first quarter of this year was pastry, which in the first two months yielded chocolate. Now pastry has a 45.5% of the total supply. In General, during January-March 2018 from Russia has sold 47.5 thousand tons ($82.2 million) of the form of sweets, which is 8.9% more than in the same period a year ago. The segment of sugar confectionery, lost their positions during the previous year, with the beginning of 2018, restored, showing the growth rates of 13.5% compared to the first quarter of 2017. Total supply of sugar confectionery for the first three months of the current year amounted to 12.7 thousand tons in the amount of $27.7 million
The supply of confectionery products to foreign markets in recent years began to take a prominent role in the economy of the Russian manufacturers. On export sales in 2017 accounted for almost 12% of all volumes of sweets produced in Russia. And the highest export share was in the segment of chocolate confectionery products — up to 25% of the total production. In the first quarter of 2018, the share of export sales of confectionery products increased to 12.4% of their total production in Russia, except for about 30% of the total produced in Russia of chocolate and sweets were sold to foreign markets.
The rate of growth of export supplies of Russian confectionery in 2018 represent the double digits and nearly twice higher than similar indicators quite successful 2017. This dynamic was determined by several factors. The ruble since the beginning of this year has been falling and it makes Russian sweets more competitive in foreign markets. In addition, the sales grow due to the expansion of exports on a relatively new for the Russian players directions. For example, China, which began to play a prominent role among buyers of Russian sweets from 2016, and in January-February of 2018 in General has become the No. 1 buyer of chocolate confectionery products manufactured in Russia. However, in the I quarter of this year, China was again the second largest buyer of Russian chocolate with a share of 14.6% of the total exports of these sweets (In 2017 China accounted for 12.5% of the total Russian supply of chocolate for export). In the categories of flour and sugar confectionery dynamics is somewhat lower, and the value of new trends and markets are less noticeable and the Russian players are working mainly with the countries of the near abroad.
Exports significantly improves the economy of the Russian manufacturers of confectionery products, especially periods of crisis, when the consumption of sweets inside the country decreases. The supply of confectionery products of the Russian production outside the country began to grow rapidly starting in 2016, and according to its results, was set the record for the largest supply of sweets for export in natural expression — was sold to 406 thousand tons of confectionery products for export amounting to $898 million In 2017 the record of the previous year was broken and the supply still rose by 6%. In terms of value of the historical maximum was not achieved — it was installed earlier in 2013, when it was exported confectionery to $1.18 billion fall short until the indicators Jan-Mar 2013 (us$248.2 million) and the sale of the first three months of this year.
The geography of supply of Russian confectionery products by the end of last year had about 70 destinations, from Mongolia, Chile to New Zealand and African countries. In the first quarter of this year, the list of countries is somewhat shorter — about 55 lines. Nevertheless, the main buyers of Russian sweets during the entire time of observations remain the neighboring countries: Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Central Asian countries. Much of the success of Russian sweets abroad due to similar consumer preferences and the culture of consumption of sweets. Also essential is an attractive ratio of price and quality, especially noticeable with the depreciation of the ruble. In recent years, manufacturers are expanding the product diversity and more specifically adapt the sentence under the demands and tastes of the target audience.
The main regions exporting confectionery products in Russia are also the regions most developed in terms of production: Moscow region and Moscow, Kemerovo, Belgorod, Kursk region.
"Results for the first quarter of 2018 the rate of growth of production and exports can be called the most successful for the Russian confectionery industry in 2014 — says the Executive Director of the Center for research of the confectionery market Elizaveta Nikitina. — And the current market conditions only contributes to the increase of activity of players in the foreign areas."
TOP 5 countries — main buyers of chocolate confectionery products production in Russia in January-March 2018.
TOP 5 countries — main buyers of flour confectionery products production in Russia in January-March 2018.
TOP 5 countries — major buyers of sugar confectionery production in Russia in January-March 2018.
Source: the FCS data, ZIKR
Departing the growing season was marked by a number of records in crop production. A record or close to it and lower prices for many crops. So, grain prices have fallen to levels from three years ago, the price of sugar beets was comparable with its cost, lost margin, even high-yield oilseeds. What was this agricultural year?
Ramil Nizametdinov, Director of the state farm "Alekseevsky" (Bashkiria)
Despite the decline in sales prices of agricultural products in season 2017/18, our farm feels confident in the market. Last year gross harvest of greenhouse vegetables in the economy amounted to 15.5 thousand tonnes, which is 9% higher than a year earlier. Due to the expansion of the production areas and improve yields, the profitability of this segment could be maintained at a high level.
Over the next three years we plan to implement two major investment projects: to upgrade the existing greenhouse area 2.5 hectares, setting system, assimilation lighting and build new greenhouses of 5 ha, also system with assimilation lighting. Of course, for their implementation to us very important support. In particular, we expect the allocation of soft loans with extended repayment period to 15 years, as well as to recover 20% of the amount of capital costs to build. In addition, we hope to continue subsidizing interest rates on investment loans.
With regard to grain production, the harvest last year increased by 42% to 27 thousand tons as the farm works on the closed cycle "from field to counter", all the products we sell only in processed form (flour, bakery products, mixed fodder). This increases the added value and increases the profitability of the business.
Vadim Lepler, General Director of agricultural enterprise "Elm" (Tula region)
Season-2017/18 developed for our company as satisfactory. Although, of course, could be better. The main disappointment — the low prices for the products. During the implementation of harvest 2016 summer 2017 prices were high and then declined sharply. Wheat of the fourth class cost about 6 thousand rubles per ton, barley — about the same. Per ton of sunflower gave about 15 thousand rubles., raps — about 19 thousand rubles (all prices are without VAT). In the past agricultural year all the agriculture cost 20-30% more.
If you calculate the economy of the enterprise, looms is not very rosy picture. Indeed, while product prices remain at low levels, fertilizer, fuel, seeds, spare parts and technology is steadily becoming more expensive. And the costs to the company of loans, leases and other items are not reduced. And the state support we receive (per hectare payments), helps to solve the issues.
Dmitry Rylko, the General Director of the Institute for agricultural market studies (IKAR)
2017/18 crop year was good, but not as good as the previous one. The profitability of the business this season fell on average by 15-20%. Especially it concerns the production of sugar beet. The price increase showed a very few crops, such as soybeans. The situation negatively affected the increased cost of seed, fuel, spare parts and other means of agricultural production. Part may affect the situation in the state. But while it remains at the same level. That is, the costs of the farmers are growing, and the amount of aid from the state — no.
But there is confidence that next season we will meet with higher prices on agriculture and, therefore, the year should be better. The grain harvest is forecasted lower than last year, and its price will grow. Already a decrease of grain production in the world, which will also support prices. Can help and the ruble, if it is lower against the dollar than in 2017/18-M.
Dmitry Chapaev, Executive Director of the company "Roskhlopok" (Astrakhan region)
The past season for our company was successful. The price of cotton fiber has increased following the global trends. A year ago cotton was worth $2 million/ton, now $2,3 thousand/t. the demand for cotton in Russia is very high, especially in the textile industry. The entire crop, we implemented domestic partners.
In the nearest plans of the significant increase of crops. Simultaneously, we will improve the yield and quality of fibre. However, state support yet do not get any. Without government assistance to develop new business is very difficult.
Eugene CDs, General Director of "Krasnodarzernoprodukt-Expo" (KZP-Expo)
For the grain exporting season was much better than the previous one (2016/17). In particular, our company increased the volumes of export of grain of agricultural crops by about 18-20%. Most traditionally exported wheat. In General, the expected profit we got, and happy.
Vitaliy Shamaev, CEO of analytical company "Agrospiker"
If we talk about the production of grain and oil agricultures, ending the agricultural year was not particularly good for domestic growers. Record harvests for a number of positions received, but no money. It was affected by low purchase prices (in Siberia they fell to 6 thousand rubles per ton) and a stronger ruble. Almost all season it worked against the arable land. The cost of grain in the world was at the lows of the 2009-10 season and began to strengthen only from the beginning of this year.
In addition, continued to increase railway tariffs for transportation of agricultural products. Yes, the Ministry of agriculture has introduced a measure of market support, as subsidising of rail transportation of grain for export from remote regions. More than 1 million tons thus managed to take out, but considerable support for local farmers, this decision still did not. The purchase price in far regions was disastrous.
From may 2018 in connection with growth of consumer demand for the barbecue increased volume of products and introduced a new line of barbecue at the Kursk meat processing plant (group of companies "Agropromkomplektatsiya").
The company has increased by 40% the volumes and the implementation of the seasonal products in may relative to April 2018. Sales of barbecue in comparison with the same period of 2017. increased by 78%.
"The growth in production volumes due to demand, our customers appreciate the offered range," said the foreman of the production of meat products and packaging Irina Zuban.
The main types of kebab are "Classic", "Pork" and "Elite" produced from the best raw meat – pork shoulder and neck. In may this line joins the two skewers of bacon.
OOO "LUKOIL-Western Siberia" (100% subsidiary of JSC "LUKOIL") commenced production of bitumen brand "BND 100/130" corresponding to the new standard GOST 33133-2014 for materials with extended life. Recall, the current production capacity of the bitumen is 1000 tons per day. Designed capacity of 2,400 tons per day.
For the launch of the new production was developed and related infrastructure. In may 2018 the Perm refinery (the refinery) has commissioned a new railway trestle draining of fuel oil and tar. Thus, we have provided effective capacity utilization for the production of bitumen and coke.
The symbolic opening ceremony of the facility the Governor of the Perm edge Maxim Reshetnikov noted that a new flyover solves a global problem: the bitumen will be produced in the territory of Prikamye at a higher level, the design capacity of the bitumen plant will increase the volume of road construction in the near future.
Shipment and sales of products by OOO "LLK-international" (100% subsidiary of JSC "LUKOIL"), responsible for the business development of the oil and bituminous materials LUKOIL.
We will remind, in November 2017, the Ministry of transport of the Perm Krai and OAO LUKOIL signed an agreementproviding for the participation of the company in ensuring the region's road industry with high-quality local bitumen production. The parties also agreed on joint testing of innovative bitumen materials for pilot sections of road construction in Perm region.
In 2015 LUKOIL has put into operation a complex of deep oil refining factory "LUKOIL-Permnefteorgsintez". This allowed the company to increase the oil processing depth at the plant up to 99%, greatly increase the volume of production of motor fuel of Euro-5 and market grades of petroleum coke. Resuming in 2018 bitumen production in Perm, LUKOIL has sent some of the domestic high-quality raw materials of the Perm refinery on the production of premium bituminous materials, and to ensure the operation of a delayed coking unit was partially used imported sludge from the plant "LUKOIL-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez".
Russian light industry enterprises and leading Italian industrial enterprises will explore the possibility of organizing the supply of equipment from Italy for the further development of mutually beneficial cooperation. The preliminary agreement was reached on the results held on may 16-18 may this year, the business mission in the city of Milan, organized with the support of Ministry of industry and trade.
The delegation was headed by the Director of Department of development of inner trade, light industry and legalization of the circulation of products Evgeny Ryzhov. Among the participants – leading manufacturing 14 textile and clothing industry.
"The goal of the mission is establishing business contacts for the Russian industrial enterprises, promote the further development and strengthening trade and economic ties between Russia and Italy - said Yevgeny Ryzhov. – The participants of the business mission received useful business contacts, had reached a preliminary agreement to supply equipment for Russian enterprises. At the same time representatives of the Italian side was invited to participate in the second International forum of fashion, which will be held in the fall of 2018 in St. Petersburg".
In the course of business trip, domestic producers were acquainted with the full cycle of textile production and printing fabrics Ratti, visited one of the most modern textile industries, a manufacturer of high-tech knitwear for the production of clothing, sports equipment, swimwear and underwear.
- EUROJERSEY. The delegation also visited Senter Epson is an innovative company, which produces the implementation of all stages of digital printing on textiles.
An important event in the framework of the business mission was the meeting with representatives of the largest companies and one of the most famous Italian brands in the world market, Pal Zileri. In addition, the Russian participants also had a meeting with the Association Sistema Moda Italia.
Veronesi Holding planned to produce 100 thousand tonnes of Turkey in the Belgorod region
Italian manufacturer of poultry Veronesi Holding suspended the implementation of the project to expand the production of turkeys in the Belgorod region. As reports the edition "Abireg" citing familiar with the situation sources, the Italian company bought the bankrupt poultry farm in Belgorod "Gertsevskaya" with the prospect of significant increases in production volumes, but it never happened.
About indacochea project Veronesi Holding in Belgorod region was reported over a year ago. Italian investor and planned to implement it together with the management company "Regioninvest" (ultimate owner is the Department of property and land relations of the Belgorod region), which is currently engaged in the production of turkeys at the facilities of "Gerzevske". In respect of Agrofirm "Gertsevskaya" in December 2015, bankruptcy proceedings were started, in October 2016, the administrator signed a contract on the transfer of assets of the company OOO "Rus Veronesi". As reported in the Unified Federal register of bankruptcy information, their value was estimated at 312 million rubles. According to the "Abirega" in conjunction Veronesi Holding paid for the bankrupt poultry plant 400 million roubles. As the materials kartoteka.ru also in 2016, "Veronesi Rus" was included in the authorized capital of UK "Regioninvest" with a share of less than 0.01%.
In 2017, according to the Russian poultry Union, "Regioninvest" was on the 11th place among the largest Russian manufacturers of Turkey, occupying 1.5% of the market (brands "Razumensky Turkey" and "Duke Turkey"). According to consulting company Agrifood Strategies, in 2017, the manufacturer has released 3.5 thousand tonnes of Turkey carcass weight. By the middle of 2018 and Veronesi "Regioninvest" planned to increase production capacity by more than three times — up to 14 thousand tons, and by 2021 to increase the volume to 100 thousand tons per year. In October 2017 the increase in production capacity for processing of Turkey meat in UK "Regioninvest" was called the press service of the government of the Belgorod region in the number of large investment projects. However, these plans were suspended: according to "Abireg", heads of project, referring to the low prices paid for the Turkey, has refused investments into further construction.
Plans for project implementation with the participation of the Italian company was developed about two years ago and at that time they were very real, says the President of Agrifood Strategies albert Davleev. "However, the situation this year showed that with the launch of "the Tambov Turkey", with access to higher levels of production companies "Damate" and "Evrodon" the market is getting closer. It is also possible that the influence on the decision of the Italian investors had a relatively low purchase prices of Turkey fillet, which in the first quarter of 2018 were at a critically low level," — said the "Agroinvestor" Davleev. He explained that during this period the group of "eurodon" after outbreaks of avian influenza were actively regain its position in the market, therefore the proposed products at competitive prices. "The volumes of "Evrodon" was big, so they pretty much influenced the profitability of sales of turkeys from other manufacturers," — said Davleev. In addition, indemodable sector pushing the price of meat of broilers, which at the end of last year fell by 14% and pork (a decrease of about 8-9%). "That is the General price level went down. Of course, this differs from the plans, which probably included at least the preservation of the price of Turkey meat two years ago," suggested Davleev. At the same time, he added, approaching the end of the second quarter of 2018 price situation began to recover. "Dynamics of consumer demand, which from the second quarter of 2018 began to rise, led to the recovery of selling prices in Turkey almost all manufacturers," — said the expert.
In addition, I noticed Davleev, indacochea competition in the sector is high now and it is hard to imagine a company that could produce at the Federal level of more than 30 thousand tons of Turkey meat. "And the capacity of regional markets is very limited — not only Turkey, but also the competing types of meat. So, in the Belgorod region there are two regional player producing a Turkey that also proyzvodyatsya and large amounts of pork and poultry. Therefore, it is logical that these products should be sold in other regions, however, it is uncompetitive compared to the products of large manufacturers," explained Davleev.
From 2010 to 2016 the volume of production of Turkey meat in Russia increased 4.7 times, with 48.2 thousand tons to 226.5 thousand tons in slaughter weight. In 2017, the growth has slowed, amounting to less than 3%. Assessment Institute for agricultural market studies, Turkey production in 2017 remained at the level of 2016, when it was released about 226,5 kt, Agrifood Strategies evaluates the production of 233 kt of the Largest manufacturers in the Russian market, according to the Russian poultry Union, are "Damate" (29%), "Evrodon" (22%), "Tambov Turkey" (14%) and "Krasnobor" (11%).
Veronesi Group was founded in 1952. Is the fourth turnover of the producer of the agri-food sector Italy is the largest producer of feed (Veronesi brand) and one of Europe's largest poultry producers (brand AIA). The company also engages in meat processing (brands and Fini Salumi Negroni). The group has seven plants in Italy, consolidated net group revenue in 2016 amounted to 2.8 billion euros.
Experts: the Ministry of agriculture were poorly regulated agribusiness
The Ministry of agriculture has painted too rosy a picture about the state of the industry last year, experts say the Academy and the Gaidar Institute. Meanwhile, the production of milk and potatoes is decreasing. The explanation of the officials of the traditional bad weather. But the program of insurance against crop failure, the Ministry of agriculture failed. In addition, state subsidies were distributed only among large agricultural holdings, as part of the funds never come to the farms.
"The state program of development of agriculture in the year 2017: where the money went?" The so-called analytical report, released on Monday by the Russian Academy of national economy and public administration and the Gaidar Institute. From the report it follows that the Ministry of agriculture drew a too optimistic picture of the state of Affairs in the industry.
Experts say that the situation in the agricultural industry for some indicators, just failure, and mechanisms of state support of inefficient.
"The government resolution dated 28 April approved the national report on the progress and results of the implementation in 2017 of the state program of agriculture development for 2013-2020. Macdonlad turned out too optimistic. Not all the report's conclusions seem reasonable. In addition, some criteria for support of agricultural enterprises and peasant households were not clear and transparent", — experts say.
Bad weather without insurance
For example, experts believe that there are problems in the dairy and beef cattle, and vegetable production. In particular, the cultivation of potato is mainly engaged in "degraded sector of personal subsidiary farms". To fulfill the indicators of the program in these sectors, agriculture is difficult.
"However, accolade instead of deep critical analysis of the development problems of these industries are limited to the traditional references to weather, the delay in preparation of legal documentation and comparisons corrected with the planned indicators", — experts say, arguing their point of view two examples for the production of potatoes and milk.
Gross harvest of potatoes in 2017 in all categories of farms amounted to 29.6 million tons, which is 4.9% lower than in 2016.
The main reason for the lower production was adverse weather conditions, influenced in the spring of 2017 on the progress of the sowing campaign and restudy time average 2-3 weeks. A similar picture is drawn and the collection of fruits and berries.
It is known that for reducing the negative impacts of weather provides for state support of insurance against crop failures. But the state insurance was completely failed, according to a review of the Ranepa.
"In 2017 was insured only 1.8 million ha of crops and plantings, or 1.7% of the area" — the experts specify that such a low percentage of insurance, the Ministry of agriculture explains the "late approval of regulatory legal acts". While previous reports show that the problem exists for a long time, it did not appear in 2017.
Milk river shrunk
"Even more strange looks review of the implementation of tasks of the state program for the production of milk. It is known that the number of dairy cows in the country is falling, while production compared to 1990 fell by almost half, and in recent years has stagnated at this very low level", — said Vasily Uzun, chief researcher of the laboratory for agrarian policy, Gaidar Institute.
However, the Ministry of agriculture claims that the milk production increases and target indicators of the state program on this indicator is made. In fact, growth in milk production was up due to the fact that the indicator, approved in 2012, was reduced in 2016.
The result of these manipulations with the planned indicator by the end of 2017 milk in the country has increased, although in fact the milk became less.
"If we use the original job in terms of production of milk – to 35.15 million tons, in 2017 the indicator will be achieved not at the of 100.1%, but only 88%," — said Uzun.
"Not so bad, the state program for the support of the dairy industry helped, at least to stop the decline in milk production. But from 1990 to 2006, until the state program operated, the production of milk in Russia actually fell 2 times", — agrees Andrey Danilenko, Chairman of the Board of "Soyuzmoloko".
Money to farmers do not reach
Experts Ranepa and the Gaidar Institute noted the inefficiencies of the agricultural sector with significant support from the state.
In 2017 the implementation of the state program were allocated from the Federal budget 248,4 billion rubles of the allocated funds, namely 14.6 billion RUB generally reached farmers.
The reason – "untimely submission by the subjects of the Russian Federation required to obtain grants documents."
In addition, the budgets of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation for support of agriculture allocated another 120 billion rubles per year. However, the Ministry of agriculture these funds does not account for.
There are claims from the experts and how were distributed state subsidies. On support of beginning farmers — 3,8 billion roubles, on development of family livestock farms — 3.7 billion, consumer cooperatives — 1.5 billion for compensation of interest rates on loans — 1.3 billion.
Despite some legislative norm is to subsidize interest rates on loans to small agribusiness in the amount of not less than 20% of all grants — small business in 2017 got almost 5 times less subsidies than in 2015. Its share of these subsidies amounted to about 2%, that is, in fact, was 10 times less than the established government.
"Small business actually excommunicated from subsidized loans, although the share of private (peasant) farms in gross production of agriculture of Russia reached almost 13%," — said Vasily Uzun.
Danilenko also recognizes this problem. "The banks have little confidence in small businesses. Therefore, they are reluctant to lend, and no credit is not happening and the interest rate subsidy from the state," he says.
"The majors have cut state support"
Similar problem with the distribution of subsidies on the part of the actually completed investment in construction or modernization of agriculture.
In 2017 for these purposes the government allocated 15.5 billion rubles. the Ministry of agriculture has selected and funded a total of 192 investment projects.
"Among 192 recipients of the funds were distributed very unevenly. For example, of "fruits of the Stavropol region" has received more than 1 billion rubles For individual major projects from the budget allocated 10 billion rubles and more subsidies. It is quite evident that while other candidates received nothing or a very small amount of state support", — stated in the report of the Ranepa.
According to one of participants of the market, nothing usual with the distribution of subsidies in 2017 has happened: "Everything was as usual – a large specimen sawed all the support."
In conclusion, the experts note that "in a strange way was carried out the regulation of the grain market". Last year was a record volume of grain production with the result that there was a drop in purchase prices (average for the year of 11.4%, and in the fall was much more).
But the purchase of intervention in order to restrain the fall of prices, the state in 2017 is not carried out. Moreover, instead of helping to stabilize prices, the state sold grain from the bins of the Motherland — from the intervention Fund, which triggered an even larger decline in prices.
The report of the Ministry of agriculture these strange actions are explained so: "in terms of the record harvest of further accumulation of stocks of intervention Fund could lead to an increase in expenditures of the Federal budget." This explanation is, the experts of the Academy and the Gaidar Institute found it strange.
However, the sale of grain from intervention Fund not strongly affected the market, said Dmitry Rylko, head of the Institute for agricultural market studies.
"Sales from the intervention Fund were minor, about 200 thousand tons. And basically it's the grain sent abroad as humanitarian aid," he says.
The Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation was unable to provide a prompt review. To deal with industry problems will have a new Minister Dmitry Patrushev, who previously headed the Bank of agriculture and Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Gordeev.
Factory stocks of sugar in Russia, according to Rosstat, from peak Dec-2017 dropped in the first four months of 2018 to 0.928 million tonnes, which is considerably more than in seasons 2010/11 – 2015/16 (0.61-0.84 million tonnes) but lower than in 2016/17 (1.133 million tons).
All season 2017/18, every month updated records of inventory for this time of year. So, factory stocks at the end of April-2018 amounted to 1.487 million tonnes compared with 1.197 million tons a year earlier.
Among the reasons for the high factory stocks in Russia:
- record production of sugar in Russia, which continued into April-2018 (50 thousand tons mainly from molasses and syrup) at the completion of processing of the beet to the beginning of April;
- significant expansion of capacities of factory storage of sugar in Russia and the decline of the practice of seasonal storage in the regions in recent years;
- slow pace of shipments of sugar from factories in February to April 2018;
high for recent years, but insufficient for balancing the domestic market, the pace of sugar exports from Russia in the current season.
Seasonal intensification of the demand in the regions and the continued export of sugar and products from it, the probable delay in the commencement of harvesting and processing beet-2018 (sowing was delayed by 1-3 weeks), can provide a normalization of the domestic stocks of sugar by the end of the 2017/18 season, In any case, before the sugar industry and government faces the challenge of comprehensive development of exports from Russia in all markets and all types of transport, especially marine!
In the industrial area of Yanino of Vsevolozhsk district of Leningrad region in 2019 will earn enterprise for the production of industrial paints.
The Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko and General Director of "Pigment" Gennady Agafonov in the framework of SPIEF-2018 signed a cooperation agreement.
The project of the private investor assumes the creation of a regional production of powder coatings with a volume of 14 tons a year, and epoxy resins capacity of 20 tons per year. Investment in the project will exceed 2 billion rubles.
"Leningrad region chosen by the investor for the localization of such production is not accidental. The region is actively developing the automotive, shipbuilding and petrochemical clusters, whose residents will become consumers produced in Yanino range. In the modern enterprise will find the work of over 200 specialists," the Governor said in the ceremony of signing the agreement.
The construction of the plant will begin this year, and in 2019 the company will release the first batch of products. The main consumers will be the plants of the shipbuilding industry, oil and gas production and processing industries, steel plants, defense industry.
of the Governor and government Leningrad region
The concept of creating a cheese cluster in Leningrad region presented to the participants of the St. Petersburg international economic forum in 2018.
It suggests "add" to the six already operating in the region sarovaram plants five new production facilities in Vsevolozhsk, Gatchina, Priozersk, Luga and Volosovsky areas. The enterprise will process annually 108 thousand tons of milk (18.5% of the total volume produced by agricultural enterprises of the region).
When the designed capacity by 2021, the performance of the five plants will amount to 10.8 thousand tons of products per year. At a recommended rate of consumption of cheese 7 kg per person, the new production will fully meet the inhabitants of Leningrad region cheese.
Taking into account the completion of investment projects to expand production facilities that are being implemented CJSC "Michelangelo" breeding farm "prinevskoye", LLC "Losevo", JSC "PCH Krasnoselkii "Priozersk dairy factory"", JSC "First BASIS" of the Leningrad region will become an exporter of cheese in the other regions.
For the first quarter of 2018 in the Leningrad region produced of 99.7 tons of cheese (101.3% for 2017). With the start of the program on import substitution, the volume of cheese production in the region increased almost 4 times. In 2013, the farm produced about 100 tons of cheese, at the end of 2017 – 451 ton.
Today the regional enterprises produce more than 20 types of cheeses. Production is organized in six major dairy factories, dairy farms shops and hundreds of farms. Only in 2018, two family farms received grants for the development of dairy production and the production of cheese.
of the Governor and government Leningrad region
Currently, the industrial Park "Noginsk" employs 6.5 thousand employees. In 4 years their number is planned to increase almost in 2 times – to 12 thousand people. It is expected to involve additional 140 acres, to accommodate new production. The volume of investments in the industrial Park is already close to the amount of 2 billion euros, but the investment will continue to grow.
The Park also performs a social function: about 70% of workers living there in the suburbs. It is planned to create a training center for training for residents of industrial Park "Noginsk", and graduates of the centre will undergo practical training at enterprises of the Park.
Network of SEZ and other industrial sites of Moscow region – one of the most developed in Russia. It attracts investors, including from abroad. The company also successfully implemented a regional model of economic development.
Rosneft Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of NK "Rosneft" has made the first delivery of polymer-modified bitumen (PMB) "Alphabet" consumers in Germany. The bituminous product has been manufactured by our own technology of "Rosneft" with the use of bitumen produced by the refinery PCK.
In order to ensure customers from Germany and neighboring countries of high-quality bitumen products, Rosneft Deutschland is planning to establish production and distribution networks for MBP in Germany, using feedstock from the refinery PCK, Baernoil and MiRO.
Rosneft Deutschland adapted the technology of bituminous product "Alphabet", which was successfully tested in the harsh Russian climatic conditions, and showed resistance to high loads. A distinctive feature of the product is its high elasticity and wear resistance. Asphalt mixture with the addition of MBP "Alphabet" significantly increase the service life of the pavement and overhaul operation. MBP "Alphabet" was used, including paving the road, "Formula 1" in Sochi, which confirms the high level of product quality.
22 January 2018 Rosneft Deutschland GmbH and BITUMINA Handel GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of the Basalt-Actien-Gesellschaft, has signed a contract for processing of bitumen and polymer modified bitumen products. The document provides for the processing of bitumen production refinery PCK for installation of polymer-modified bitumen (PMB) of the company BITUMINA for the production of MBP "Alphabet" recipe "Rosneft". The signing of the contract with BITUMINA Deutschland will allow Rosneft to expand its product range and offer customers from Germany and other countries of the bitumen of own production with high performance properties.
Rosneft is the third largest player in the German oil market with a total volume capacity of approximately 12.5 million tons per year, which is more than 12% of all oil refining capacities in Germany. The average depth of the processing capacity of the Company – 93%, average difficulty index at the Nelson and 9.1. Operating activities are subsidiary of Rosneft Deutschland GmbH. This company controls both the supply of raw materials to the refinery, shares in which are owned by PJSC "NC "Rosneft": PCK Raffinerie GmbH refinery MiRO, Bayernoil refinery and sales of oil products.Management