In January-November Russia reduced wheat exports - Federal Customs Service
In January-November period of 2013 Russia reduced the exports of wheat and meslin by 19.9% compared with the same period of the previous year - to 12.25 mln tonnes, declared the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation on January 14.
According to the announcement, in monetary terms the reduction of wheat exports totaled 28.3% - to the level of 3.07 bln USD. The reporting reduction was caused by both lowering of the prices, and falling of the supply volumes compared with the previous season.
Russia exported the major share of wheat - 11.49 mln tonnes at the sum of 2.87 bln USD - to far-abroad countries.
According to the the Federal Customs Service, in the reporting period the imports of wheat and maize to the Russian Federation increased in 4 times (to 733.8 thsd tonnes, at 197.6 mln USD), and up 31% (to 48.3 thsd tonnes, at 130.7 mln USD), respectively. At the same time, in the first 11 months of 2013 Russia reduced foreign purchases of barley in 1.9 times - to 263.6 thsd tonnes.
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