Russian Ministry of Agriculture maintains its grain production forecast unchanged




The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia maintains its forecast of grain production in 2021 at 127.4 mln tonnes, including 81 mln tonnes of wheat, declared the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Oksana Lut on June 20.

“The Ministry maintains its grain crop forecast at 127.4 mln tonnes, it is our basic forecast. Despite some weather problems we expect that some regions will harvest more than we predicts. But some regions will harvest less grain. Thus, we maintain our forecast. Probably, we will correct our expectations at the middle of the harvesting campaign”, - she said.

O.Lut added that the Ministry estimated the export of Russian grain at 49 mln tonnes in 2020/21 MY.

“Preliminary we estimate the grain export at 49 mln tonnes in 2020/21 MY, including 37.6 mln tonnes of wheat. We remained at the first place among the global wheat exporters”, - she said.