Newspaper: Problems of the Russian agro-industrial complex due to Western sanctions

Media reports spoke of the difficulties faced by the Russian agro-industrial complex in light of Western sanctions imposed on Moscow, which will affect grain exports from Russia.

She said that Russian farmers are facing a shortage of spare parts for foreign equipment, the share of which reaches 30-40% of the entire fleet, and pointed out that European sanctions directly impede the export of some spare parts to Russia.

This is stated in a report prepared by the Russian newspaper Kommersant, citing sources in the Russian agro-industrial complex. A survey conducted by the newspaper for the agro-industrial complex showed difficulties in servicing foreign agricultural equipment due to a lack of spare parts.

The newspaper cites a source in the vast agro-industrial complex that prices for spare parts have risen by 50-100% from pre-crisis levels, and there are also problems with the availability of spare parts for foreign equipment.

Experts fear the impact on the Russian agricultural sector, including the grain harvest, especially since Russia is the world’s largest exporter of wheat.

After Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, Western countries imposed sanctions against Russia that affected various sectors of the economy, as well as companies and individuals.

Source: Kommersant

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