Russian exports to Morocco doubled in the first half of 2022

The volume of Russian exports to Morocco has doubled in the first half of 2022, exceeding $ 950 million and bringing bilateral trade to almost $ 1.2 billion, Russian media reported the information from the Russian trade representative in Morocco.

Russian deliveries are chemicals and petroleum products, which have tripled and quadrupled respectively. Shipments of Canadian lumber and pulp and paper have increased fivefold, while fertilizers, plastics and products made from them have tripled. Non-energy goods included motor oils, inorganic chemicals, ammonia, various types of paper and paperboard, nitrogen fertilizers and polymers.

For some individual products, previously supplied in small quantities, such as uncoated paper and cardboard, flat glass and many others, there has been exceptional growth. “If in previous years it was one-off deliveries worth tens of thousands of dollars, now we are talking about millions of dollars,” Tsinamdzgvrishvili, Russia’s trade representative in Morocco,
stressed to Russian media. 

It should also be noted that the beginning of deliveries in 2022 was marked by new Russian products for the Moroccan market, such as wheat bran, bitumen, titanium, semi-finished products of iron and alloy steel, prefabricated building structures, insulated wire, newsprint, raw wood and wooden pallets. 

Given this growing volume of imports from Russia, Morocco continues to hold the third position after Egypt and Algeria among the trade partners of the Russian Federation in Africa.

Bilateral trade relations have therefore reached their cruising speed. Indeed,
the Russian agency Rosselkhoznadzor, equivalent to the National Office of Food Safety (ONSSA) in Morocco, said last August, that Morocco is its first supplier in terms of vegetables and fruits for the first seven months of the year 2022, with a margin of 45%, on a total of 5.1 million tons, followed by Turkmenistan (30%), Kazakhstan (21%), Tajikistan (16%), Uzbekistan (14%) and China (11%).  

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