According to results of last year, 22 thousand tons of ice cream were supplied abroad, which is 12% higher than in 2018. At the same time, the volume of deliveries in value terms amounted to 53.4 million dollars (+12.5%). The products were exported to 38 countries. Among them: Kazakhstan ($19.5 million or 36.6% of the total), Mongolia ($5.5 million or 10.4%), Ukraine ($4.5 million or 8.5%), China ($3.7 million or 6.9%), Belarus ($3.5 million or 6.6%).
The most promising destinations for the development of Russian ice cream exports is the Asian markets, and the classic plombir is the most popular in the importing countries. The main volume of demand and, consequently, supplies falls on the hottest months – the period from April to August.
Taking into account the dynamics of ice cream exports, which is characterized by a steady growth in supplies (an average annual increase in 2015-2019 of 14%), in the short term, the Ministry of agriculture forecasts a further increase in the indicator – on average by 5-10% per year. This will be facilitated by measures to provide comprehensive support to domestic dairy producers within the framework of the Federal project "Export of agricultural products". Thus, under the program of preferential lending, companies can receive short-term loans (up to 1 year) for the purchase of raw materials for production, including ice cream, as well as investment loans (from 2 to 15 years) for the construction, reconstruction and modernization of enterprises. In addition, in 2020, a new measure of state support was launched – reimbursement of part of the costs for certification of products exported, under which ice cream producers can also count on subsidies.