Investors take an interest in Russia’s agricultural sector

18 october 2016 | RT

“There is a new trend in the investment markets we are seeing now: investors are preferring to invest in agricultural programs in the neighboring countries. For example, China is the main contender for the role of the biggest investor in new agrarian projects in the Far East, while Vietnam spent USD 500 million last year to build ‘milk’ infrastructure in Moscow region in 2015,” Denis Ershov, Head of the Department for International Relations of the Analytical Center, told RT. The expert believes this is evidence that foreign investors are taking an interest in Russia’s agricultural sector.

Denis Yershov
Denis Yershov
Department for International Cooperation

As the UK is losing its allure - the country has failed to make it into the top 5 investment destinations for the first time in the past 7 years - and capital is fleeing Germany, there is an investment boom underway in South East Asia, specifically, in Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar. According to Ernst&Young, total investments in those three countries exceeded USD 75 billion in 2015, the publication writes.