Experts: New regions will help Russia increase salt exports
MOSCOW, February 3 – RIA Novosti. Russia produces enough salt for the domestic market, so the products of the fields that will be developed in the new regions of the country will fill the export volume, and now it is worth working on potential logistics, this opinion was expressed by RIA Novosti. experts.
The recovery of Soledar was completed on the evening of January 12. The town-forming industry of the city is the salt industry. Denis Pushilin, deputy head of the DPR, reported that in the second half of January the Artemsol enterprise in Soledar and the city’s salt mines will be restored, and the republic’s leadership has already understood how much funds will be needed to quickly launch the enterprise.
“The launch of Artemsol for Russia will increase its supply in the domestic market and most likely lower prices on store shelves. True, it is unlikely that our market will absorb the entire production of table salt, hence the “extra” volumes. Leonid Khazanov, an independent specialist in industry and energy, about 900 “950 thousand tons will be exported to the whole world from Africa to Asia,” he said.
“Sending new volumes of salt from these deposits to the Russian domestic market disrupts the existing logistics and market structure. While this will certainly replace some import volumes, it is not very constructive,” says Albina Koryagina, partner at NEO Center consulting firm. . However, he added that while bringing the production of these sites to world markets is “unlikely in the short term,” the potential logistics needs to be worked on now.
“The price of Russian salt is traditionally one of the lowest in the world,” says Dmitry Leonov, vice chairman of the board of directors of the Rusprodsoyuz association. For example, in December last year, the average price per kilogram in the world was $ 0.83, and in the Russian Federation – only $ 0.17, compared to the European Union, where the minimum price of salt is twice that in Russia.
In 2021, the total volume of the edible salt market in the Russian Federation was 1.5 million tons, 0.5 million tons of which was for the population. According to Leonov, the share of Russian manufacturers in the domestic market is approximately 60%; Additional deliveries are coming from Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
About 50 thousand tons are exported annually to China, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. According to Koryagina from NEO Center, half of exports were to Kazakhstan and 30% to Ukraine in 2021, while the share of other countries was negligible.
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