Russia exported over 10 mln tonnes of wheat — Centre for Grain Quality Assurance




According to regional divisions of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), since the beginning of the season-2019/20 (July 1), and as of September 17, Russia already exported 10.2 mln tonnes of wheat (including movements to the territory of the Customs Union countries), down 11% compared with the same period last season, reported the Federal State-Funded Institution "Federal Centre of Quality and Safety Assurance for Grain and Grain products" on September 20.

Also, in the reporting period Russia exported 1.1 mln tonnes of barley (down 22% compared with the same period in 2018/19 MY), 338 thsd tonnes of corn (down 19%), 159 thsd tonnes of peas (down 19%), 63 thsd tonnes of chickpeas (up 3 times), and 118 thsd tonnes of wheat bran (down 20%).

In addition, Russia demonstrated the high shipment rates of oilseeds and its by-products. Thus, since the beginning of the season the exports of soybeans increased in 4 times — to 182 thsd tonnes, sunflower meal — up 2 times, to 155 thsd tonnes, and soybean meal — up 36%, to 58 thsd tonnes. At the same time, the exports of rapeseed decreased by 20% compared with the last year level — to 70 thsd tonnes.

Generally, in the reporting period Russia supplied 13 mln tonnes of grains, oilseeds and its by-products on foreign markets, down 10% (or 1.4 mln tonnes) compared with the same period last season.

Russia shipped the reporting goods to 115 countries, as opposed to 122 countries as of September 17, 2018.