Russian seaports cut grain export by 10% in October




According to the monitoring of APK-Inform, in the period of October 1-30, 2020, the export volumes of major grains from the Russian sea and river ports reached 4.8 mln tonnes, down 10.3% compared with the previous month volumes (5.37 mln tonnes, taking into account the updated figures).

The shipment volumes of wheat traditionally formed the major share in the structure of supplies, and totaled 4.1 mln tonnes, down 11.9% compared with September level. The export volumes of corn increased by 4.8% compared with the previous month level to 174 thsd tonnes, and barley shipments declined by 20.5% to 548 thsd tonnes.

In October, Egypt (1.23 mln tonnes) was the key importer of wheat, Saudi Arabia (388 thsd tonnes) was the main destination for barley, and Iran (78 thsd tonnes) – for corn.

According to APK-Inform figures, in 2020/21 MY, Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port was the leader of grain foreign shipments — 6.6 mln tonnes. The port Kavkaz took the second position with its shipment volumes at 6.46 mln tonnes, and port of Taman took the third position — 1.4 mln tonnes.