Skip to comments.Russia Bans All US Food Imports in Response to Sanctions
Posted on 08/06/2014 9:39:44 PM PDT by GeronL
Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine.
The measures will hit consumers at home who rely on cheap imports, and on farmers in the West for whom Russia is a big market. Moscow is by far the biggest buyer of European fruit and vegetables and the second biggest importer of U.S. poultry.
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2013 - Imports from Russia $27 Billion Exports to Russia $11 Billion
US Trade with Russia
“No more Twinkies tm. For YOU!”
What the heck are we importing from Russia that accounts for $27 BILLION in 2013??
Rocket engines for one thing.
To be honest, the only US exports I can see in Russia are cheap alcohol(mostly Cali wines), frozen chicken legs (aka “Bum fodder” or “Bush’s legs” after old Bush)-by far the most affordable food but it looks really awful, Jeep/Chrysler vehicles and civilian firearms (Remington rifles, Eothech sights).
...and probably push up inflation.
They need to start creating giant state farms or something! That should work. lol
but what are we buying from Russia? $27 Billion in 2013
I’ve no idea actually.
Top 10 Russian Exports to US
Russia’s exports to the US amounted to
$11.2 billion or 2.1% of its overall exports.
1. Oil: $4.1 billion
2. Aluminum: $1.6 billion
3. Iron and steel: $940.2 million
4. Fertilizers: $847.3 million
5. Gems, precious metals, coins: $691.1 million
6. Machines, engines, pumps: $233.2 million
7. Rubber: $207.9 million
8. Other base metals: $200.7 million
9. Iron or steel products: $165 million
10. Wood: $128.7 million
You believe everything your government tells you?
So, everything the EPA and leftists made sure we couldn’t make for ourselves.
True. On the other hand a volume of trade is really low between two countries.
It seems like Netherlands, Italy and Germany are major Russian trading partners.
It is quite a surprise to me that China is not even in top 3.
Do you think Obie could have come up with some way to punish Russia that didn’t involve shafting American farmers? Like, for example, 24/7 flyovers by drones with P.A. systems playing his “best” speeches....
Nah... that’d be a Geneva Convention violation...
She cited a warning from Russias own Central Bank that an already high inflation rate will climb even more with the ban on imported food.
Pravda subscriptions for MSM staffers.
If this were really about Ukraine, maybe they should have aided Ukraine instead of starting a trade war with Russia, which does not help Ukraine.
If this were about Ukraine we would have sent them help rebuilding their democratic institutions and showing them how a civil society should function and all that, plus do more than send some MRE’s. We would have offered to train new Ukraine troops in tactics to help secure their border...
oh wait, that is a lost art isn’t it?
I think China will soon be #1 if their enslaved population is made to grow what Russia wants now.