No. 159

  USRCC Business Newsletter
USRCC Activities
The 8th Annual  Ambassador   Speaker  Series

The USRCC invites you to attend the 8th Annual Luncheon 
with His Exc ellency

Anatoly I. Antonov
Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States

His Excellency Anatoly I vanovich Antonov
was born on May 15, 1955, in Omsk, a city in southwestern Siberia. He earned a B.A. and an M.A. in International Relations at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1978 and 1983, respectively. Later, in 2012, Antonov earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations in Moscow.

Antonov began his diplomatic career in 1978, spending the next 33 years at the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its successor, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Antonov is fluent in English and Burmese.
Full bio is available  here

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Houston, TX

*Location will be disclosed upon registration

USRCC Members -  $50 / Non-Members  $100


Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors


Event Partners

For sponsorship opportunities please contact:
The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce
2900 Wilcrest Drive, Suite 133, Houston, TX 77042
Phone:  713.429.4680
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The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce
The 9th Annual Welcome Reception Honoring Delegations from 
Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan 
to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2018) 

The USRCC is pleased to invite you to our 9th Annual OTC reception - one of our largest annual events that is attended by oil and gas industry leaders and government officials from around the world. 

The  Offshore Technology Conference  is the largest oil and gas sector trade show in the world. This conference provides energy professionals the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hotel ZAZA, Fountain Room
5701 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005  

Member - $50/Non-Members - $100


Please note: No refunds will be issued after April 29th, 2018



For sponsorship opportunities please contact:
The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce
2900 Wilcrest Drive,  Suite 133,  Houston, TX 77042
Phone: 713.429.4680  Email:

  USRCC Trade Mission to Russia
May 2018

The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce (USRCC) invites you to participate in a Trade mission to the  St. Petersburg International Economic Forum . Participants will have an opportunity to meet Russian government officials and some of the most influential leaders in U.S.-Russia trade and investment relations. The USRCC will coordinate private meetings, an exclusive CEO Roundtable and introductions, in addition to attending the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPEIF).

Participating companies will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, find business partners, and advance specific projects with the goal of increasing U.S. trade and investment to Russia.

For more details about the Trade Mission please click here

USRCC Internship

The USRCC is looking for new team members!

 play a key role and the contributions they make impact the day-to-day functions of the chamber and shape the future of relationship between Russia and the U.S.

There are many ways you can get involved with the USRCC. Whether you are an experienced leader or a student, there is a place for you. By volunteering you can be at the very centre of our high-profile events held in Houston, Chicago and New York City and interact with influential leaders in the U.S.-Russia trade and investment.
To learn more about the position  click here or contact us directly at 
call 713.429.4680
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Members' News
ExxonMobil Considers Polypropylene Production Expansion Along U.S. Gulf Coast, March 20, 2018:  IRVING, Texas--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- ExxonMobil  said today it has started detailed engineering work on a potential U.S. Gulf Coast project to expand polypropylene manufacturing capacity by up to 450,000 tons a year to meet growing demand for high-performance, lightweight durable plastics. A final decision on the investment, anticipated to be several hundred million dollars, is expected later this year. Facility startup could come as early as 2021.
The new facility will be capable of producing advanced polypropylene products which can be used in high performance automotive, appliance, and packaging applications. The potential project will create more than 600 jobs during peak construction and more than 60 permanent jobs when production starts.   Read more...
Royal Dutch Shell Management Presents Its "World-Class Investment Case", March 19, 2018:  It's hard for a $250-billion-plus business to change its stripes, but  Royal Dutch Shell's (NYSE:RDS-A)   (NYSE:RDS-B)  has done a rather incredible job over the past few years transforming the company into one of the most compelling investments in the integrated oil and gas industry.   
Now that Shell has weathered the storm of low oil prices and is back to generating returns, management has plans both within and without the oil industry to preserve what it calls a "world-class investment case." Here are several quotes from the company's most recent earnings conference call that highlight some of the efforts Shell is taking to both grow the business and make the stock a better investment. 
Diversifying the business away from oil
One thing that is becoming a larger fixture of every investor conference call for Shell and other big oil companies is touting one's alternative energy strategy. Shell is around the middle of the pack when it comes to shifting away from oil and gas, but CEO Ben van Beurden was quick to point out some of the investments the company made recently as well as the framework for its alternative investment strategy.  Read more...
Emerson Electric: 60+ Years Of Dividend Increases For This Dividend King, March 20, 2018: Emerson Electric (EMR) has raised its dividend for 61 consecutive years. This makes the company a Dividend King. The Dividend Kings are a small group of companies that have at least 50 years of dividend growth. You can see all 25 Dividend Kings here.
There are only four companies with more years of dividend growth than Emerson. A company that can raise its dividend every year regardless of economic conditions is one that income orientated investors should consider owning.
This article will examine Emerson's business model, growth prospects, recession performance and valuation to determine if now is a good time to buy shares of this Dividend King.   Read more...
Baker Hughes GE hunts for small oil, gas projects in Asia, March 21, 2018:  KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Reuters) - Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes GE ( BHGE  ) is on the hunt for smaller oil and gas projects in Asia Pacific to replicate a project in Papua New Guinea where it is providing services and financing, a senior company executive said.  The company, formed from the merger of GE's oil and gas services and equipment business and Baker Hughes, is seeing signs of renewed interest in oil and gas projects in the region, driven by smaller firms, Asia-Pacific President Visal Leng said on the sidelines of the OTC Asia conference.  The move to tackle such projects comes in the wake of the 2014 oil price crash, which devastated the region's oilfield services sector after producers sharply cut back spending on oil and gas exploration.
"We're cautiously optimistic on the (Asia-Pacific) region because projects are slowly coming back. We also see some smaller projects in size, not by NOCs (national oil companies) or IOCs (international oil companies), but by smaller operators," Leng said.  BHGE is currently working with private Australian company Twinza Oil which is developing the first offshore field for Papua New Guinea, providing fullstream services from assessing reserves to drilling and building the gas processing plant.  Read more...
Gazprom built more than half of offshore part of Turkish Stream pipeline, March 21, 2018: Gazprom has completed 991 km or 53% of the offshore part of its gas pipeline designed to deliver the Russian fuel to Turkey and Europe, the company reports on Wednesday.
The pipeline is being constructed within the Turkish Stream project. The report specifies that the construction activities are believed to be completed in time. The builders have laid 991 km or 53% of the offshore part of both strings.
Earlier this month it was reported that 50% of this part of the pipeline had been completed.
We should remind you that this is a project providing for building a gas export pipeline running from the territory of the Russian Federation across the Black Sea. The first string is intended for Turkish consumers and the second one should supply the gas further to the EU.   Read more...
Russia's Lukoil beats forecasts as fourth-quarter net profit more than doubles, March 21, 2018: MOSCOW (Reuters) - Fourth-quarter net income for Russia's No.2 oil producer Lukoil rose to 120.5 billion rubles ($2.1 billion) from 47 billion rubles a year earlier thanks to higher oil prices and sales, Lukoil said on Wednesday.Analysts polled by Reuters had expected Lukoil's October - December net income to be 111 billion rubles.
Its shares were up 0.4 percent at 1055 GMT, underperforming the broader Moscow market, which climbed by 0.9 percent
Lukoil, controlled by its president Vagit Alekperov and his deputy Leonid Fedun, has been suffering from declining rates of oil production mainly due to depleted oilfields in West Siberia.
It said its hydrocarbon output fell 0.3 percent last year due to a global deal in which Russia agreed with OPEC to curb output, as well as lower volumes of "compensation crude oil" from the West Qurna-2 project in Iraq.  Read more...
Emerson Finalizes Agreement with Weiss Instruments to Directly Sell and Distribute Dixell Products to Customers in the US, March 16, 2018:  St. Louis, March 16, 2018 - In a move to continue advancing its cold chain strategy, Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced it has finalized an agreement with Weiss Instruments, LLC. to directly serve customers of Emerson's Dixell products.  Weiss Instruments has been the exclusive authorized third-party distributor for Dixell controls in the United States since 1996. Under this agreement, Emerson's assimilation of the Dixell distribution business will improve its solutions capability for a more holistic approach to cold chain management. "Directly handling the Dixell products will further strengthen Emerson's ability to serve customers with a seamless portfolio of products and solutions," said Mark Dunson, group president, electronics and solutions for Emerson's Commercial & Residential Solutions business. "Through this go-to-market change, we anticipate streamlining customer access to Dixell-branded controls in the North American market, while improving overall design, technical and other support for users of our commercial controls." Read more...
UPDATE 3-Shell bets on petrol stations as electric revolution looms

* Shell to build 10,000 new petrol stations by 2025
* China, India and Mexico growth targets
* Retail to drive growth in downstream, Shell says, March 21, 2018: LONDON, March 21 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell is placing a big bet on petrol stations and convenience stores in China, India and Mexico as it looks to shore up profits during the electric car revolution.
By 2025, the oil and gas giant plans to grow its global network of roadside stations by nearly a quarter to 55,000, targeting 40 million daily customers, Shell said in a statement on Wednesday.
It will add another 5,000 convenience stores selling coffee and snacks, with growth focused on rapidly growing economies in emerging markets.
Shell, as well as rivals such as BP, sees retail as a way to secure demand for the fuels it refines, as consumption could peak as early as by the end of the next decade due to the growth in electric vehicles. Already in 2017, marketing accounted for around a quarter of Shell's earnings.   Read more...
The Week in Review
Russia considers gas field options for Chinese pipeline, March 21, 2018: About 850 miles of the so-called Power of Siberia pipeline to China has been completed by Russian energy company Gazprom.
March 21 (UPI) -- Natural gas from basins in southeastern Siberia could start moving through a natural gas pipeline to China within the next five years, Gazprom said.
Representatives from Russian natural gas company Gazprom discussed the development of the Kovyktinskoye field with officials from the Irkutsk region in southeastern Siberia. Gazprom said the field is unique given its larger volume of estimated gas reserves and efforts are underway for broader development.  "Efforts are being made to design the site structures and facilities for production purposes, along with gas transmission capacities," the Russian gas company said in a statement . "It is planned to start feeding gas from Kovyktinskoye into the Power of Siberia gas pipeline in late 2022, with a section of the pipeline to be laid in the Irkutsk region."  Gazprom has a 30-year sales agreement with China National Petroleum Corp. that calls for 1.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas per year through the pipeline. The Kremlin described the 2,500-mile Power of Siberia as a way to tie the Russian energy sector to two poles of the economic world.  Read more...
Russia aims to increase export of light oil products to Europe, March 23, 2018: Russia plans to sharply increase fuel exports and carve out a larger share of the European market following an extensive modernisation of local refineries, says Reuters citing companies' plans and analysts' reports. The modernisation of the country's biggest refineries started in 2011 after a fuel shortage crisis. Russia also changed its tax system to encourage production of cleaner and higher-quality fuel. As a result, Russian primary oil refining volumes are expected to rise by 8 million tonnes this year and repeat a record high of 289 million tonnes reached in 2014, forecasts Vygon Consulting energy advisor. Russia's export of light oil products will increase to 106 million tonnes in 2018 from around 95 million tonnes the previous year amid a decline in domestic consumption.  According to analyst at ESAI Energy consultancy Andrew Reed, widespread hydrotreating investment made Russian diesel fuel a clean product, which is suitable for Europe. While around half of all vehicles in Europe are fueled by diesel, European refineries are unable to meet domestic demand, so the region imports around 850,000 bpd of diesel. "Exporting more clean diesel will enable Russia to continue expanding market share in Europe - to the detriment of competing exporters in the United States and the Middle East," Reed considers.  Read more...
Russia boosts palm oil imports in January 2018, March 20, 2018 :   MOSCOW, March 20. /TASS/. Russia's import of palm oil and its fraction surged 27.8% year-on-year to 72,700 tonnes in January 2018, Russian statistical agency Rosstat said on Tuesday.
Imports of sunflower oil, safflower or cottonseed oil and their fractions grew by 21.2% to 900,000 tonnes in the first month of the year. Import of coconut (copra), palm kernel or babassu oil and their fractions fell 49.5% in the reporting period to 4,000 tonnes, Rosstat said.
Russia plans to introduce marking of dairy products containing palm oil, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said earlier. The relevant regulation is currently coordinated with member-states of the Eurasian Economic Union. The issue may be settled by mid-2018.  Read more...
Soyuz Rocket Launches US-Russian Crew to Space Station, March 23, 2018: Two NASA astronauts and a cosmonaut are on their way to the International Space Station (ISS).  Americans Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Russian Oleg Artemyev launched aboard a Russian  Soyuz spacecraft  from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today (March 21). The craft was carried skyward by a Soyuz rocket, which lifted off at 1:44 p.m. EDT (1744 GMT; 11:44 p.m. local Kazakhstan time).
Feustel, Arnold and Artemyev are scheduled to arrive at the orbiting lab Friday afternoon (March 23). [In Photos: Space Station's Expedition 55 Crew in Orbit]  When they get there, the trio will boost the station's population to its full complement of six crewmembers. At the moment, the ISS is occupied by cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, commander of the current Expedition 55; NASA astronaut Scott Tingle; and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
Feustel, Arnold and Artemyev are all veteran space fliers. Arnold flew on the STS-119 mission of the space shuttle Discovery in 2009, and Feustel has two shuttle jaunts under his belt, including STS-125, the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. That flight lifted off in May 2009, aboard the orbiter Atlantis.   Read more...
Russia Encourages Indian Innovation-Driven Startups to Boost Bilateral Trade, March 20, 2018:  A special group has been constituted within the Russia-India inter-governmental group to identify barriers to trade and investment between the two countries.  New Delhi (Sputnik) - In a bid to boost bilateral trade to $30 billion by 2025, Russia has asked Indian start-up companies to play the role of catalysts to bring large Indian companies and Russian investors closer. The two governments have agreed to give high priority to the removal of obstacles to trade in order to improve upon the 21.5 percent growth in two-way trade recorded last year, according to Russia's Deputy Minister for Economic Development Alexey Gruzdev. Gruzdev is of the opinion that innovation-driven small sector enterprises play a critical role in bridging the existing gap between Indian and Russian firms.   "Innovative business strategies along with the removal of certain trade barriers will able to raise bilateral trade to $30 billion by 2025 from the current level of $7.5 billion," Alexey Gruzdev said while interacting with Indian industry representatives in New Delhi.   Read more...
Over 350,000 FAN IDs Booked for 2018 Russia World Cup - Russian Ministry, March 21, 2018:   MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 350,000 people ordered FAN IDs for Russia's 2018 FIFA World Cup, and half of the applications were received from foreigners, the Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications said Wednesday in a statement.  "The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation informs that the number of booked fan passports (FAN IDs) for the 2018 FIFA World Cup exceeded 350,000. At the same time, half of the FAN IDs have been ordered by citizens of foreign countries," the statement read.
The largest number of applications for FAN IDs came from citizens of Russia, the United States, China, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Germany, Brazil, and Egypt, according to the ministry. As for demographics, the majority of FAN IDs - around 37 percent - have been booked by people between the ages of 25 and 34.The FAN ID is a personalized card which is part of a system for identification of football fans. Every football supporter who has bought a ticket for any game of the World Cup has to obtain a FAN ID.
Russia will host its first FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15. The matches will take place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg, and Sochi.  Read more...
Demand for Pizzas in Russia and Turkey Lifts DP Eurasia's Profit, March 20, 2018: (Reuters) - DP Eurasia, which operates the Domino's Pizza brand in Turkey and Russia, reported 28.9 percent growth in annual core earnings on Tuesday helped by the expansion of its store network and rising like-for-like sales.  The company, which is Domino's fifth-largest master franchise, reported adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of 96.8 million Turkish lira ($24.61 million) for the full year, compared with 75.1 million lira a year before.  Its adjusted net profit, however, fell 39.4 percent to 21.7 million lira, driven by foreign exchange losses of 11.7 million lira, DP Eurasia said.
The pizza delivery firm increased its like-for-like sales by 10 percent in Turkey and 28.9 percent in Russia, driven by online orders, which accounted for more than half of all deliveries. "We had a strong start to 2018 in line with our expectations, with like-for-like growth of 10.7 percent and 25 percent in Turkey and Russia," said Aslan Saranga, who has run the company since 1996The chain, backed by Turkish private equity group Turkven since 2010, opened two stores in the first two months of 2018 and said it is on track to meet its target for the year of 30 stores in Turkey and 40-60 in Russia.   Read more...
Russia's grain export may reach up to 53 mln tonnes in 2017-2018 agriculture year, March 21, 2018: Earlier Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said that Russia might export up to 45-47 mln tonnes of grain in 2017-2018 agricultural year
Russia's grain export may total 52-53 mln tonnes in 2017-2018 agriculture year, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said Wednesday. "We expect export of grain to be 52-53 mln tonnes this season," he said. Earlier the minister said that Russia might export up to 45-47 mln tonnes of grain in 2017-2018 agricultural year, which will end on June 30. However, the ministry's department director Anatoly Kutsenko said on March 16, that the country's grain potential stands at 50-52 mln tonnes, with wheat export planned at 36-37 mln tonnes. Kutsenko also said that Russia's grain harvest might amount to 110-115 mln tonnes during this agriculture year versus 106-110 mln tonnes announced earlier. Read more...
Moscow modern art museum opens its doors to Best of Russia jubilee photo exhibition, March 21, 2018: MOSCOW, March 21. /TASS/. The Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art is rolling out the red carpet to host the Best of Russia 2017 jubilee photography exhibition on Wednesday. Viewers will be able to visit the exhibition from March 22 to May 13, the center's press service informed TASS.
Visitors will be able to see works by the 2017 winners and 100 of the best photos as part of the Best of Russia project in ten years.
The press service noted that both well-known and aspiring photographers could take participate in the event. "One of the project's objectives was shaping a system to promote previously unknown but gifted photographers," the press service quotes Sofia Trotsenko, President of the Winzavod Foundation for Support of Contemporary Art, as saying.According to Project Manager Lina Krasnyanskaya, the photos by the Best of Russia winners reflected on "the milestones that happened to us over the past ten years, everything that has changed all of us in one way or another."  Read more...
US-Russia Related News in Russian
Новости членов Палаты
«Роснефть» осталась по итогам 2017 года лидером по объемам добычи, 19 марта, 2018: «Роснефть» в 2017 году осталась бессменным мировым лидером отрасли среди публичных компаний по объему добычи углеводородов и жидких углеводородов. Компания по итогам 2017 года увеличила добычу углеводородов на 6,5% до 281,7 млн т.н.э., а ее среднесуточная добыча выросла до 5,72 млн б.н.э.  Добыча жидких углеводородов за 12 месяц составила 225,5 млн тонн, что на 7,6% выше показателей 2016 года. «Роснефть» в 2017 году показала одну из лучших динамик роста добычи среди мировых «мэйджеров». Total увеличила добычу углеводородов и жидких углеводородов соответственно на 4,7% и 5,9%, ExxonMobil - на 1,7% и 3,5%, Chevron - на 5,2% и 0,2%, Statoil - на 5,2% и 0,7%, Shell сократила добычу углеводородов на 0,1%, а добычу нефти и газового конденсата - на 0,7%.По итогам 2017 года доля компании в добыче нефти в РФ составила около 41%, а в мировой добыче - 6%. В 2017 году компания нарастила эксплуатационное бурение на 29,5% по сравнению с предыдущим годом - до 12 миллионов метров. Число новых введенных скважин было увеличено на 28% (до 3,4 тысяч единиц), доля горизонтальных скважин была повышена до 36% с 32% в 2016 году. Количество новых горизонтальных скважин с многостадийным гидроразрывом пласта (МГРП) увеличилось на 67%.    Читать далее...
«Газпром» проведет в 2018-2019 годах сейсморазведку на Ирекском участке в Оренбургской области

News.rambler, 23 марта, 2018: «Газпром» проведен в 2018-2019 годах сейсморазведку на Ирекском участке недр в Оренбургской области, сообщил в интервью корпоративному журналу «Газпром» генеральный директор компании «Газпром добыча Оренбург» Владимир Кияев.
«В 2017 году мы приступили к геологическому изучению Ирекского участка недр, который расположен в Саракташском и Беляевском районах Оренбургской области. На первом этапе, в 2018-2019 годах, планируется выполнение сейсморазведки», - отметил он.
По его словам, ресурсы участка составляют около 600 млрд кубометров газа и 40 млн тонн газового конденсата.
Кияев также отметил, что в 2017 году добыча дочерней компании «Газпрома» составила 12,4 млрд кубометров газа, 100,7 тыс. тонн конденсата и 110 тыс. тонн нефти.  Читать далее...
Shell продолжает распродажу активов: теперь в Ираке, 23 марта, 2018: Royal Dutch Shell продолжает распродажу активов по всему миру. Корпорация продает всю свою 19,6-процентную долю в иракском нефтяном проекте "Западная Курна-1" за 406 млн долларов японской Itochu Corporation. Кроме того, японская корпорация возьмет на себя задолженность в размере 144 млн долларов, сообщает пресс-служба Shell. Сделка будет закрыта через несколько дней, поскольку уже одобрена всеми регуляторами. На проекте "Западная Курна-1" ежедневно добывается 405 тыс баррелей углеводородов в сутки. Оператором месторождения является американская ExxonMobil. Напомним, англо-голландская корпорация реализует стратегию по продаже активов во всем мире, которая принесет Shell 30 млрд долларов. Деньги нужны корпорации, чтобы закрыть серьезную дыру в бюджете, образовавшуюся после покупки и поглощения BG Group.  Читать далее...
«Лукойл» обогнал «Газпром» по капитализации, 23 марта, 2018: Частная нефтедобывающая компания «Лукойл» в пятницу обошла «Газпром» по капитализации, став в ходе торгов третьей по этому показателю компанией России. На «Московской бирже» акции «Лукойла» подросли на 0,2%, капитализация компании достигла 3,2939 трлн руб. Капитализация «Газпрома» (-0,1%) в пятницу составила 3,2901 трлн руб., «Роснефти» (-1%) - 3,319 трлн руб., Сбербанка (с учетом обоих типов акций) - 5,866 трлн руб.
Сегодня президент «Лукойла» Вагит Алекперов проводит День инвестора в Лондоне. Он, в частности, пообещал, что компания в своей новой стратегии планирует распределять акционерам дополнительный денежный доход, полученный при цене нефти, превышающей $50 за баррель. Также компания ставит целью рост добычи на 1% в год на существующей ресурсной базе.   Читать далее...
Новости недели
Экспорт продукции российского машиностроения растет с начала 2018 года, 22 марта, 2018: За период с начала 2018 года экспорт российской продукции отрасли сельхозмашиностроения вырос на 3,5% по сравнению с аналогичным периодом 2017 года и составил 809,8 млн рублей.
Стоит отметить, что этот показатель увеличивается на протяжении последних нескольких лет. Так, в 2017 году он составил 7,9 млрд руб., что на 16% больше, чем в 2016 году и на 36% больше, чем в 2015 году. Таким образом, динамика роста сохраняется и в 2018 году. В частности, экспорт сельскохозяйственных тракторов за три месяца 2018 года увеличился на 45,5% и составил 370,1 млн рублей, экспорт посевной техники увеличился на 41,3% и составил 38,5 млн рублей. Одной из главных причин роста объемов поставок российской сельскохозяйственной техники и оборудования за рубеж является улучшение качества отечественных агромашин и выпуск новых линеек техники. Только за 2017 год в серийное производство было поставлено более 150 новых моделей техники.   Читать далее...
Доля алюминия в металлургическом экспорте России превысила 15%, 19 марта, 2018:  Алюминиевая ассоциация России провела заседание по вопросам расширения рынков сбыта и международной торговли. Участники мероприятия обсудили новые перспективы и стимулы для увеличения экспортного потенциала российских производителей алюминиевой продукции. Доля их товаров в экспорте металлопродукции из РФ по итогам 2017 года составила 15,2%.
В заседании приняли участие ЗАО «Сеспель», ДЗМИ, ООО «Авиаль», ОК РУСАЛ, ВМК Инвест, АО «Ункомтех», АО «АМР», ООО «Технополис», НП «Центрвторцветмет», АО «ТАТПРОФ», НП Ассоциация Электрокабель, ООО «Бурильные трубы», ООО «АГРИСОВГАЗ», ООО «АЛ5», «Инкомпро», НП «Совет промышленных предприятий вторичной цветной металлургии», ООО «Рус Энерджи», а также Российский экспортный центр.
Участники заседания обсудили текущее состояние рынка алюминия, меры его защиты, а также перспективы развития экспорта отечественной продукции на мировые рынки. В частности, был рассмотрен инструментарий торговой защиты, действующий в рамках ВТО: тарифные (импортные и экспортные пошлины) и нетарифные меры (антидемпинговые, компенсационные, специальные защитные меры).   Читать далее...
В Skoda рассказали о планах экспорта внедорожников Kodiaq из России, 21 марта, 2018: В компании Skoda не исключили возможность экспорта из России внедорожников Kodiaq отечественной сборки. Об этом в эксклюзивном интервью «Газете.Ru» член совета директоров марки Алан Фави.
«Мы всегда экспортируем автомобили, когда для этого есть возможности и имеются свободные производственные мощности. Так мы поступали с моделью Octavia в России в прошлом году, возможно, в будущем мы будем экспортировать из России Kodiaq, поскольку на этот внедорожник есть большой спрос», - сказал Фави. Ранее сообщалось, что Skoda запускает локализованное производство внедорожника Kodiaq в Нижнем Новгороде. В организацию полного цикла производства модели вложено 87,5 млн евро. Стартовые цены на самые дешевые комплектации назовут в конце марта, планируется, что стоить они будут около 1,5 млн рублей. Первые российские машины появятся в продаже в начале мая.  Читать далее...
Москва и Абу-Даби обсудили перспективы экспорта продукции российского ЛПК, 21 марта, 2018:  Представители Минпромторга РФ, российских предприятий и министерства экономики Объединенных Арабских Эмиратов в ходе международной выставки деревообрабатывающей промышленности Dubai WoodShow 2018 обсудили перспективы экспорта продукции российского лесопромышленного комплекса. Как говорится в сообщении Российского экспортного центра (РЭЦ), объединенный стенд, организованный РЭЦ, посетили более тысячи участников и гостей из трех десятков стран, в том числе, государств Персидского залива, Индии, Юго-Восточной Азии, Европы и США.
"Продукция российского лесопромышленного комплекса отличается высоким качеством, благодаря чему на равных конкурирует с лучшими мировыми образцами. В целом, по оценкам экспертов, за 2017 год объём экспорта товаров российской лесной отрасли составил 673 миллиарда рублей, что на 19 миллиардов рублей выше показателей предыдущего года. Мы нацелены продолжать работу по развитию экспортного потенциала лесной промышленности", - приводятся в сообщении слова замминистра промышленности и торговли РФ Виктора Евтухова.  Читать далее...
Минсельхоз назвал лидеров в структуре российского экспорта, 19 марта, 2018:  В товарной структуре экспорта России доля продовольственных товаров и сельскохозяйственного сырья в 2017 году составила 5,8%. Об этом сообщается на сайте Минсельхоза.
«В стоимостном выражении основными товарными позициями в структуре экспорта сельхозпродукции являлись: зерновые культуры (36,4%, в том числе пшеница - 28%); рыба и рыбопродукты (16,8%, в том числе рыба мороженая - 9,9%); растительные масла (11,8%, в том числе масло подсолнечное - 8,6%)», - заявили в ведомстве. 
Также в министерстве отметили, что на фоне растущего экспорта в 2017 году, снизился импорт мяса крупного рогатого скота - на 2,2% до 358,7 тыс. тонн, масла сливочного - на 6,5% до 98,8 тыс. тонн, яиц - на 13% до 81,3 тыс. тонн, табачного сырья - на 20,5% до 154,3 тыс. тонн.  Ранее сообщалось, что Россия намерена остаться мировым лидером по поставкам пшеницы.    Читать далее...
Казахстан за год увеличил экспорт продуктов в Китай на треть, 20 марта, 2018: В 2017 году Казахстан увеличил экспорт продуктов в Китай на треть. Об этом сегодня, 20 марта, сообщил первый вице-министр сельского хозяйства Арман Евниев.  «Сейчас китайский рынок открыт для продукции рыбоводства, овцеводства, пчеловодства и лошадей, а также пшеницы, отрубей и соевых бобов. В результате экспорт продукции АПК в КНР увеличился на 34,3%. Впервые экспортировано 7,7 тыс тонн соевых бобов и в 7,3 раза увеличился экспорт соевого масла. В среднем в 2,7 раза увеличился экспорт замороженной рыбы, растительного масла и масличных культур», - сказал он в ходе заседания правительства республики.  По его словам, в целом география экспорта казахстанской сельхозпродукции расширяется. Сняты барьеры по поставкам в Объединенные Арабские Эмираты крупного и мелкого рогатого скота. Увеличен экспорт в Иран семян рапса в 7,5 раза, ячменя - в 1,3 раза, овощей бобовых - в 1,9 раза. В целом, за 2017 год экспорт сельхозпродукции и продуктов ее переработки увеличился на 12,5%, в том числе продукции переработки - на 10,7%.    Читать далее...
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