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March 24, 09:55 Source: APK-Inform Views: 252

Russia increased grains and pulses production - Rosstat

According to the announcement, in 2013 the general grain harvest in Russia totaled 92.4 mln tonnes an increase of 1.1 mln tonnes of the previous estimation and up 30% of the last year rate.

In particular, wheat and barley estimations were remained unchanged at the level of 52.1 mln tonnes (up 38% of 2012), and 15.4 mln tonnes (up 10.1%) respectively.

At the same time, maize production totaled 11.6 mln tonnes an increase of 953 thsd tonnes of the previous estimation and up 42% of 2012. Note the stated rate is the historic high for Russia.

Besides in 2013 Russia harvested the record crop of sunflower seed and rapeseed. Thus according to the final data of Rosstat, the total sunflower seed production reached 10.6 mln tonnes an increase of 3.4% of the previous estimation and 32% of the last year result.

Meanwhile the rapeseed crop reached 1.4 mln tonnes, the same as the previous estimation and up 34.6% of 2012. Soybean production was increased by 6.1% of the previous estimation – to 1.6 mln tonnes (-9.4% of 2012).

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