About 30% of Russia’s agricultural machinery depends on imports

The reporter of the Russian satellite news agency learned from the Information Office of the Russian Ministry of agriculture that the machinery made in Russia and Belarus accounts for about 70% of the Russian agro industrial complex, and the rest depends on imports, while the company’s logistics problems are solved by rapidly changing supply channels or adjusting alternative suppliers.

The Ministry of Agriculture reports that the share of equipment manufactured in Russia and Belarus is increasing every year and is currently about 70%. Among them, tractors account for 70%, combine harvesters account for 80%, forage harvesters account for 70%, and the rest depend on imports. These machines are mainly special machines for harvesting and primary processing of root crops, vegetables, fruits and industrial crops.

The Russian Ministry of agriculture stressed that the company’s new problems in the logistics of imported agricultural machinery and parts “can be solved by rapidly changing supply channels or repositioning alternative suppliers”. Meanwhile, according to the regional service center, the necessary accessories and consumables for spring sowing will be guaranteed.

According to the Russian Ministry of agriculture, Russian farmers purchased about 63000 sets of equipment in 2021, an increase of 6.7% over 2020. Since the beginning of this year, farmers have purchased more than 7000 sets of equipment. It is said that earlier, the government allocated 12 billion rubles to farmers to support the preferential leasing scheme of agricultural machinery. The Ministry of agriculture explained that more than one third of all new machines purchased by agricultural producers each year are purchased through this mechanism.

The Russian Association of professional machinery and equipment manufacturers told satellite news agency that in 2021, the total output of Russian agricultural machinery and equipment reached the highest level in Russian history, reaching 218 billion rubles, an increase of 46% over the same period in 2020, and the shipment increased by 33%, reaching 1990 billion rubles.

According to the data provided by the Russian Association of professional machinery and equipment manufacturers, there are more than 100 agricultural machinery manufacturers in Russia, accounting for more than half of the Russian market. In terms of key equipment such as combine harvesters and powerful tractors, Russian enterprises occupy a leading position in the domestic market.

Source: Russian satellite news agency

Post time: Apr-02-2022