Big boost for French oyster export to Russia

May 12, 2008 16:05

French export of oysters to Russia increased twice in 2007 up to 340 tonnes from 170 tonnes in 2006. This makes Russia the sixth major importer of the French oyster along with such countries as Italy, Belgium, Spain, Germany and Netherlands, according to Globefish.

Total value of export to Russia increased to Euro 2, 230, 000 in 2007. For comparison in 2006 the import into Russian Federation from France amounted to Euro 930,000 that is 140% more than the previous period.

French oyster exports to Russia 2006 - 2007

2006

2007

%

2006

2007

%

tonnes

tonnes

Euro ‘000

Euro ‘000

Russia

170

340

100

930

2 230

140

Note: the table has been compiled from Globefish figures

Among the major markets for French oysters, Russia registered the highest unit values in 2007 at ?6.56/kg, Globefish underlines.

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