Russia responded to sanctions by banning western food imports. Supposedly the government hand picked products that should not immediately harm Russian economy and consumer.
Big question in Russia is deciding between production
or replacing importers or both at least for one year while ban is active. Below I plot trends of Domestic Consumption, Production and
Imports by Russia for last 20 years or so for some of the banned food groups.
These are total numbers across all importers and my goal was to see when Russia can make leaps towards production and where it will likely
look for new import partners. I also hope that economists may find this information helpful to assess impact on Russian consumer and economy.
chefs who will miss them from appetizers to desserts.
The Cherry Orchard
On more food groups and countries involved into Russia's Food Ban see my interactive infographics. Conclusions made are my subjective opinion. I welcome any comments and/or corrections.
Sources: Index Mundi and United States Department of Agriculture.