In January-April of 2019, Russia decreased the export volumes of cereal crops by 34.8% compared with the figures in the same period last year — to 11.007 mln tonnes, reported the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat).
In particular, in the reporting period wheat and meslin traditionally formed the basis of grain export supplies — 8.524 mln tonnes, down 34.7% compared with the first four months of 2018.
Also, the foreign shipment volumes of barley decreased by 12.3%, to 1.19 mln tonnes, as well as corn — down 55.2%, to 1.047 mln tonnes.
At the same time, the exports of wheat flour and wheat-rye flour grew by 29.5%, to 112 thsd tonnes, sunflower seed — up 2.8 times, to 98.2 thsd tonnes, and rice — up 2.7 times, to 94.2 thsd tonnes.
Also, in January-April of the current year Russia increased the import volumes of palm oil and its fractions by 7.9% compared with the same period in 2018 — to 362 thsd tonnes.