Krasnodar, 20 February – Yug Times. The Turkish company Petek Un has plans to build two flour grinding factories in the Kuban region. 

Both plants are expected to be located in close proximity to the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: one should be in the Anapa settlement of Yurovka ( nearest ports being “Kavkaz” and the NMTP port) and the other in the Yeisk District (Yeisk seaport is located here). The total processing capacity of both grinding plants will be 3 million tons of raw materials In the Kuban region, at the moment there are 60 flour producing factories, Their produce is enough to meet the needs of the region, but the Kuban does not deliver any significant flour amount abroad. 

At the same time, in his decrees, President Vladimir Putin spoke about increasing non-raw materials exports. By 2024, the volume of agricultural products supplied by the region to the world market shall reach 3.8 billion dollars. 

In the meantime, raw materials predominate in the structure of Kuban‘s agricultural products exports , in fact, at the end of 2018, their share was 80%. 

- An interesting, though risky, in our opinion, investment. Although we still need to make sure that it is an investment (i.e. the Turks are risking their own money) and not a loan to Russian entrepreneurs under Turkish flag, - says General Director of the Institute of Agricultural Market Conditions (IKAR) Dmitry Rylko. 

- The Turks have not yet mastered the path of supply from our ports, and it is still unclear how far they will go. Due to a combination of several factors, Turkey is the world’s largest exporter of flour and successfully trades with countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Sufficent to say that Turkey supplies about 3 million tons of flour to the world market, while we only supply 250 thousand tons.

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