PapaDragon wrote:ExBeobachter1987 wrote:sepheronx wrote:The moscow times is a Finnish company and sure enough Finland is also sanctioned. So you can put two to two together.
- The Moscow Times was owned by Finnish Sanoma, it was not Finnish.
- This year, it was sold to a Russian owner.
And who is the editor?
It really doesn't matter anymore.
What matters though, is the content. Here is the whole article:
Russian food producers failed to meet market requirements in most categories, according to a report published Friday by the Central Bank, the Kommersant newspaper reported. - (Link?)
In the report, the Central Bank sums up the results of an "import substitution" agenda that was introduced because of the restrictions on food imports from the United States, the European Union, Canada, Norway and Australia.
Imposed last August in retaliation for Western sanctions, the import restrictions have boosted Russian food industry — the report revealed growth in meat and dairy production, with a significant 25 percent increase of beef and potato output. Fish and sausage production suffered a small decline - (Sausage is part of meat processing. Citation is needed), falling by 5 and 4 percent respectively.
However, the Central Bank said that the development of domestic food industry so far has failed to fill the gap left by the embargo, Kommersant reported. (in what areas and what fields? Which part of it? CBR isn't Rosstat and there hasn't been citation yet).
"Although the percentage of Russian products has increased, the total market volume that includes both domestic and imported products, has decreased - (What? That makes no sense. Of course volume in market due to import dropping when you are counting imports, will drop. That is why you do not count it as a whole)," the report says.
The shortages have led to soaring food prices with prices of key products rising sharply — cereals and beans prices showed the biggest increase (49.2 percent) - (Citation needed. What key products have raised sharply?), a government analytical center revealed in a "Food Embargo" bulletin published this August.
Here is official data:
Food production in Russia increased by 2.1%
According to Rosstat, in the 10 months. 2015 production of food products and beverages increased by 2.1% compared with the APPG, including in October 2015 - by 2% compared to October 2014 and 2.7% in September 2015.
Production of meat and meat products in January-October 2015 increased by 5.2% (to the APPG), processing and canning of fish and fish products increased by 1.9%, dairy products increased by 2.2%, flour, cereal production grew 2,4%, manufacture of prepared animal feeds - 7.9%, production of other food products - by 2.4%.
The decline at the end of 10 months. 2015 (with respect to 10 months. 2014) is marked in the processing and canning of fruits and vegetables (-1.1%), production of vegetable oils and fats (-2.5%), manufacture of beverages (-1.8%).
Russian agriculture in the lead