In January-May Russia increased grain exports in 4.4 times - Rosstat
In January-May of 2014 Russia increased grain export volumes in 4.4 times compared with the same period of the previous year - to 6.611 mln tonnes, reported the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) on June 24.
According to the announcement, in the reporting period there was observed some increase of foreign supplies of almost all major grains: wheat and meslin - up 6.9 times, to 4.274 mln tonnes, maize - up 3.1 times, to 1.812 mln tonnes, barley - up 81%, to 401 thsd tonnes.
At the same time, in the reporting year the export volumes of Russian rice reduced by 8.2% compared with the index of 2013 - to 48.5 thsd tonnes.
As for the export volumes of other plant growing commodities from Russia, during 5 months of 2014 the volume of foreign supplies of wheat and wheat-rye flour increased by 38.6% - to 36.4 thsd tonnes, sunflower seed - up 5.6 times to 58.9 thsd tonnes.
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