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Russia: A successful comeback on the world agricultural market. From the 1990s to the embargo
[Russie : un retour réussi sur la scène agricole mondiale. Des années 1990 à l'embargo]


  • Thierry Pouch

    (REGARDS - Recherches en Économie Gestion AgroRessources Durabilité Santé- EA 6292 - URCA - Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne - MSH-URCA - Maison des Sciences Humaines de Champagne-Ardenne - URCA - Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne)

  • Quentin Mathieu

    (APCA - Assemblée Permanente des Chambres d'Agriculture)


Russia's ban on imported food and agricultural products from the European Union, the United States, as well as from other countries such as Norway and Australia, has had significant impacts. However, these impacts have only been assessed from the exporters' point of view, with, for example, people being quick to stress the economic damage done to French meat, dairy, fruit, and vegetable producers. Without playing down the importance of the losses related to the closure of the Russian market, it seemed relevant to further investigate the impacts that Russia's import ban has had on Russia itself. This article shows that this trade policy has reinforced a long-term trend observed since the 2000s: the successful recovery of Russian agriculture. Thus, Russia remains one of the world's major players in agriculture.

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  • Thierry Pouch & Quentin Mathieu, 2018. "Russia: A successful comeback on the world agricultural market. From the 1990s to the embargo [Russie : un retour réussi sur la scène agricole mondiale. Des années 1990 à l'embargo]," Post-Print hal-02050661, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-02050661
    DOI: 10.4000/economierurale.6038
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