Avgust sales in the CIS countries increased by 26%
In the 2021 agricultural season, Avgust supplied plant protection products to the CIS countries for a total amount of $132 million exceeding last year’s figures by 26%. In total, farmers of the CIS countries received 9.5 million liters of products. This growth was facilitated by the expansion of the dealer network and product portfolio, registration of new drugs, and the introduction of digital solutions.
“Products of Avgust are in steady demand in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine, which are leading among the CIS countries in terms of the market volume of plant protection products. The area of application of the company’s products is growing, and the dealer network is expanding,” said Marat Khaliullin, Head of the sales department for CIS countries.
According to his statement, 2021 turned out to be quite challenging in many aspects, however, Avgust and its representative offices were completely prepared. The volume of supplies to Kazakhstan increased by 35% compared to the last year, even despite the dry spring and summer in the key agricultural regions of the country. Ukraine faced heavy rains this season, which drove up the growth of weeds and diseases. As a result, the sales of plant protection products increased by 48% compared to the last season and reached $40 million. The company’s sales in Moldova this year have also increased by half.
The company is constantly expanding its product range in the CIS countries. One of the directions of its activity is to increase the range of protection products for fruit and vegetable crops. It leads to the growth in consumption of Avgust products in such countries as Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. As for the key markets, in 2020, 24 new drugs of the company were registered in Belarus, another 13 in Kazakhstan, and 7 in Ukraine. The first deliveries of some of them were made in 2021. The new products turned out to be in wide demand among farmers of the CIS countries.
“Significant results this season were achieved due to well-coordinated work of all divisions and teams of subsidiaries and factories, head office and the logistics department of the Avgust company,” said Marat Khaliullin.