Russia: as of August 1, grain carry-over stocks totaled 30.3 mln tonnes – Rosstat
As of August 1, 2014, the carry-over stocks of grains in agricultural, harvesting and processing organizations of the Russian Federation totaled 30.3 mln tonnes, an increase of 5.1 mln tonnes (or up 20.6%) compared with the index on the same date in 2013, declared the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) on August 18.
The carry-over stocks of grains in agricultural organizations increased by 23.5% compared with August 1, 2013 – to 21.1 mln tonnes. The harvesting and processing organizations increased the rate by 14.4% - to 9.2 mln tonnes.
In particular, wheat formed the major share of the carry-over stocks in the harvesting and processing organizations - 7.319 mln tonnes, up 15.4% compared with the same period last year.
Rye stocks totaled 575 thsd tonnes, up 16.1% compared with the previous year. Barley stocks grew to the level of 870 thsd tonnes (up 18.1%), oats – 180 thsd tonnes (up 91%), millet – 17 thsd tonnes (up 3.1 tines). At the same time, maize stocks decreased to 263 thsd tonnes (down 13.8%), rice – 7 thsd tonnes (down 3.1 times), buckwheat 32 thsd tonnes (down 26.5%).
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