Russia: as of June 1, grain carry-over stocks totaled 11.4 mln tonnes – Rosstat
As of June 1, 2014, the carry-over stocks of grains in agricultural, harvesting and processing organizations of the Russian Federation totaled 11.4 mln tonnes, an increase of 0.5 mln tonnes (or up 4.3%) compared with the index on the same date in 2013, declared the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) on June 19.
The carry-over stocks of grains in agricultural organizations increased by 0.8 mln tonnes (up 17.9%) compared with June 1, 2013 – to 5.3 mln tonnes. The harvesting and processing organizations decreased the rate by 0.3 mln tonnes (down 5.2%) - to 6.1 mln tonnes.
In particular, wheat formed the major share of the carry-over stocks in the harvesting and processing organizations - 4.059 mln tonnes, down 8.1% compared with the same period last year (including milling wheat – 3.325 mln tonnes, down 5.3%).
Rye stocks totaled 475 thsd tonnes (including 379 thsd tonnes of milling rye), up 16.3% compared with the previous year. Barley stocks grew to the level of 714 thsd tonnes (up 5.3%), oats – 135 thsd tonnes (up 71.2%); rice stocks decreased to 18 thsd tonnes (down 62.1%), millet – 16 thsd tonnes (down 31.2%), buckwheat – 44 thsd tonnes (down 21.1%), maize 594 thsd tonnes (down 8.8%).
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