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Information and analytical article "Review of the Russian pine nut market, 2019" ©

According to the information and analytical center of the NP "Union of Harvesters and Processors of Wild Plants", in 2019, different indicators were recorded for the yield of pine nuts. So, in the territory of the Siberian Federal District (Tomsk Region, Altai Republic, Kemerovo Region, Republic of Khakassia, Republic of Tyva, southern regions of the Krasnoyarsk Territory), a good harvest of pine nuts - Siberian cedar (Pinus sibirica) was recorded.

Forestry specialists and industry experts estimate the yield of Siberian cedar at the level of 3-4 points on a five-point scale. In such subjects as the Novosibirsk and Omsk regions, in the northern regions of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, a weak harvest was recorded at the level of 1-2 points. At the same time, in the Far Eastern Federal District (Primorsky Krai, Khabarovsk Krai), a record low yield of Far Eastern cedar (Pinus Koraiensis) was recorded, which was estimated by experts at the level of 0-1 points.

The purchase price for different types of inshell pine nuts in 2019 ranged from 240.00 to 350.00 rubles per kilogram and at the end of the year was 260-280 rubles/kg. In the domestic market, pine nuts and products made from them were offered at a price of 990 rubles/kg to 1600 rubles/kg, export prices ranged from 16 euros / kg, 18-19 US dollars/kg.

The volume of Russian exports of pine nuts and products from it in 2019 amounted to 6,926 thousand tons in the amount of 6,077 thousand US dollars, which is significantly lower than in the same period of 2018 by 2 times (or by 7,503. 42 thousand tons in physical terms) and by 1.6 times in value (or by 3,578. 3 thousand US dollars).

Publication date 26.12.2019

Information and analytical article "Review of the Russian pine nut market, October 2018" ©

According to the information and analytical center of the NP "Union of Harvesters and Processors of Wild Plants" in the new harvesting season, a record low yield of Siberian cedar was recorded in all the territories of Western Siberia.

In total, in September and October 2018, no more than 300 tons of pine nuts were harvested and delivered to processing enterprises, which is an abnormally low yield over the past 10 years. For comparison: two years ago, in the season of "hyper-yielding 2016 / 2017" for the same period, about 4 thousand tons were harvested, and in total for the entire period about 50 thousand tons.

The forecast of Siberian cedar harvesting in the 2018 season is no more than 500 tons. The situation in the Russian Far East is somewhat better, but also leaves much to be desired. According to preliminary forecasts, in the Primorsky and Khabarovsk Territories, a harvest of 25 thousand tons was expected, but in August the forecast was revised to 5 thousand tons.

These volumes of pine nuts do not cover the needs of the Russian market even by a third, while the demand from Chinese buyers is 4-5 times higher, which puts pressure on the prices of the main product of processing from this raw material - cedar kernels. The wholesale price of it, when calculated for cash, has soared to 1,700 rubles per 1 kg over the past two months, and the growth forecast is expected to reach 2,000-2,200 rubles per 1 kg by the New Year.

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