Russian Crab Group to tap the Middle East market

November 10, 2022 22:49

Russian Crab Group, the largest crab harvesting company in the Far East, participated in the 39th Saudi Agriculture-2022 International Agro-Industrial Exhibition, which was held in Riyadh from October 17th to 20th, according to the company.

Participation in the largest agricultural event in the Middle East allows the Russian Crab Group to make itself known in a new market and develop business relations with region enterprises.

The Company presented boiled-frozen products made from Blue King crab and Opilio snow crab harvested in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea.

“The product of the Russian Crab brand aroused genuine interest among the visitors of the exhibition. Representatives of major distributors, HoReCa, retailers, and airlines highly appreciated the taste of the crab and were surprised by the unprecedented size of its sections. A distinctive feature of our product is the absence of added salt in it, which is important for consumers in the region, where a lot of attention is paid to healthy eating,” said Yulia Yurova, Deputy General Director for Commercial Affairs of the Russian Crab Group.

Representatives of the agro-industrial complex associate good prospects for the Far Eastern delicacy in the Middle East market with its environmental friendliness, naturalness and nutritional value. The protein of crab meat surpasses the “reference” protein in amino acid composition. The uniqueness of this product during a visit to the stand of the Russian Crab Group was noted by the Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev.

“During the exhibition, we held more than 80 meetings, we saw the serious intention of the Middle East partners to establish cooperation and we believe that this intention is being implemented in contracts. There are prerequisites for this - the market is capacious and continues to grow, the demand for high-quality premium seafood is expressed, ”said Alexander Sapozhnikov, General Director of the Russian Crab Group.

The company's delegates noted the effectiveness of the event. The high level of organization made it possible to fully implement the business program of the corporate business mission. The operator and official representative of the Saudi Agriculture exhibition in Russia was EXPONYX. The participation of the Russian Crab Group in the Russian national exposition is supported by the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, the Russian Export Center and the Agroexport Federal Center.


Saudi Agriculture is held with the support of the Ministry of Environment, Water Resources and Agriculture of Saudi Arabia and is a key event for the agro-industrial complex of all countries in the Middle East. The total exposition area at Saudi Agriculture amounted to more than 18,000 sq.m. In 2022, the Russian exposition under the Made in Russia brand became the largest in the history of the exhibition. 55 domestic manufacturers-exporters of agricultural products presented their goods.

Russian Crab Group is the largest crab harvesting company in the Far East and one of the leading in Russia. The Company’s annual quota for 2022 is 11,8 thousand tons. Russian Crab Company harvests Red King Crab, Blue King Crab, Brown King Crab, Opilio Snow Crab and Horsehair Crab in Okhotsk Sea, Bering Sea and the Sea of Japan. The company is the largest supplier of King crabs in the Far East. The share of Russian Crab Group in the total Russian export of crab is about 13%.

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