Russia: as of February 1, grain carry-over stocks totaled 25.3 mln tonnes – Rosstat
As of February 1, 2014, the carry-over stocks of grains in agricultural, harvesting and processing organizations of the Russian Federation totaled 25.3 mln tonnes, an increase of 2.8 mln tonnes (or up 12.2%) compared with the index on the same date in 2013, declared the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) on February 19.
The carry-over stocks of grains in agricultural organizations increased by 3.7 mln tonnes (up 31.3%) compared with February 1, 2013 – to 15.4 mln tonnes. The harvesting and processing organizations decreased the rate by 0.9 mln tonnes (down 8.4%) - to 9.9 mln tonnes.
In particular, wheat formed the major share of the carry-over stocks in the harvesting and processing organizations - 6.434 mln tonnes, down 9.2% compared with the same period last year (including milling wheat – 5.055 mln tonnes, down 11.2%).
Rye stocks totaled 622 thsd tonnes (including 497 thsd tonnes of milling rye), up 1.4% compared with the previous year. Barley stocks reduced to the level of 1.146 mln tonnes (down 15.5%), rice – 92 thsd tonnes (down 29.6%), millet – 15 thsd tonnes (down 53.1%), buckwheat – 77 thsd tonnes (down 1.4%).
At the same time, as of the reported date maize stocks totaled 1.246 mln tonnes (up 3%), oats – 174 thsd tonnes (up 13.5%).
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