Russia to produce the record volume of maize
According to analysts of APK-Inform, in 2014 in Russia total production of maize will reach the record level of 11.8 mln tonnes, up 1.8% compared to the rate of 2013.
The stated trend is based on the planted areas increase in Russia to 2.7 mln ha (2.5 mln ha in 2013).
At the same time, yield of maize is expected at the level of 4.74 tonnes/ha, down 0.27 tonnes/ha compared to the rate of the previous year. But the stated rate will exceed the average yield of grain within the recent 5 years (4.02 tonnes/ha).
Meanwhile, total production of grains and legumes will reach 93.6 mln tonnes, up 1.3% compared to the rate of 2013. Including, wheat harvest at the level of 52 mln tonnes (the same rate compared to 2013), barley production will reach 16 mln tonnes (+4.1% to 2013).
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