OREANDA-NEWSTwelve Moscow companies will present their products at the international food industry exhibition SIAL China 2019, which runs from May 14 to 16 in China, the press service of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of Moscow reported on Tuesday.

SIAL in Asia has been held since 1999 in Singapore, and SIAL CHINA has been running since 2000, first in Beijing, and since 2002 in Shanghai every year and in conjunction with PACKTECH & FOODTECH (food technology and packaging exhibition). The exhibition also held a competition of wines and spirits China Wine and Spirits Competition. SIAL China 2018 occupied 162,000 square meters. in 13 pavilions with stands of 3,400 exhibitors from 70 countries, 110,635 trade visitors were registered. Country pavilions were represented Korea, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, France, Australia, Spain, Germany, Turkey.

"This year, metropolitan entrepreneurs will present 20 types of food products. Among them are handmade chocolates, unique fruit sugar, honey souffle dessert, and Moscow ice cream already popular on the Chinese market," the report said. The companies will also demonstrate sports nutrition complexes and vitamins, coffee, light non-alcoholic beer and other products. "China is a very promising market for metropolitan exporters of food products", the press service of the department head, Alexei Fursin, quotes.

According to him, among Russian regions, Moscow in 2018 ranked third in terms of non-primary non-energy exports - it amounted to $ 1.1 billion. And exports of Moscow food to China compared to 2017 increased by 18.9% to $ 24.8 million. The most popular Moscow-supplied food products in 2018 were beer, wheat flour, candy and chocolate, as well as dried fruits and nuts.