Russia: as of January 1, grain carry-over stocks lowered to 25.3 mln tonnes – Rosstat
As of January 1, 2013, in agricultural, harvesting and processing organizations of the Russian Federation the carry-over stocks of grains totaled 25.3 mln tonnes, a decrease of 10.6 mln tonnes (or down 29.4%) compared with the index on January 1, 2012, declared the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) on January 25.
In particular, as of the beginning of January the carry-over stocks of grains in agricultural organizations decreased by 6.2 mln tonnes or down 31.4% compared with the same date last year, and totaled 16.8 mln tonnes. The harvesting and processing organizations decreased the index by 4.4 mln tonnes or down 27.2%, to the level of 11.9 mln tonnes.
Wheat formed the major share of the carry-over stocks in the harvesting and processing organizations - 7.79 mln tonnes (including milling wheat – 6.33 mln tonnes). Thus, wheat stocks decreased by 35.1% compared with the same period last year.
Rye stocks totaled 674 thsd tonnes (including 561 thsd tonnes of milling rye), down 28.1% compared with the previous year. Barley stocks reduced to the level of 1.56 mln tonnes (down 12.6%).
At the same time, in the beginning of the month, maize stocks in harvesting and processing organizations of Russia increased by 34.4% compared with the volume on January 1, 2012 - to 1.29 mln tonnes.
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