According to the marketing agency ROIF Expert, the production of french fries in Russia increased to a record high of 480%. In value terms, the total volume of the Russian market for this product increased by 38%.
The sudden growth was affected by the launch of the Lam Weston Belaya Dacha plant in the Lipetsk special economic zone. So, the Lipetsk region today is the leading producer of French fries among the regions of the Russian Federation.
The potato processing plant located in the economy zone - this is the largest Russian french fries factory was built by a joint venture of the Belaya Dacha group of companies and Lamb Weston / Meijer, the world leader in the production of potato products. Investments in the project amounted to almost nine billion rubles. 218 people got jobs at the enterprise.
Against the backdrop of the current situation, the export and import of french fries is also increasing. Note that since the beginning of this year, the volume of this product imported into the Russian Federation has decreased by almost half. In addition, the export of Russian french fries has grown almost 6 times. According to experts, in the near future the French fries market will grow, according to the Investment Portal of the Lipetsk Region.
A source: http://www.lipetskmedia.ru/