Russian food machine-building companies produced 7.4 billion rubles worth of products in 6 months of 2018, which is 7% more than in the same period last year.
The greatest growth was demonstrated by domestic manufacturers of equipment for grinding and processing of grain or dry vegetables – 45%, and companies producing equipment for processing of milk – 14%.
According to the Director of the Association "Rosspetsmash" Alla Elizarova, the industry in recent years shows positive dynamics. Companies every year improve the quality of machinery and equipment, produce new models that are not inferior to foreign analogues. Therefore, the demand for Russian equipment is growing, production is increasing.
State support programs play an important role in the development of food engineering in Russia.
Russian manufacturers are increasing sales of their products abroad. Export deliveries of Russian equipment for 6 months of 2018 increased by 57% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 2.2 billion rubles.