As of September 1, Russia harvested almost 100 mln tonnes of grains — Rosstat




As of September 1, 2020, Russia harvested 98 mln tonnes of grains and pulses (excluding corn), up 18.5% compared to the same date year ago, reported the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat).

According to the announcement, agricultural enterprises that cover 64.1% of the overall planted area under grains and pulses harvested crops throughout the areas of 20.2 mln ha, or 70.6% of the planned areas. Area remained unharvest was about 28.3% taking into account crop loss during summer and use a part of crop for forage.

The agricultural enterprises produced 68.7 mln tonnes of grain as of September 1, with the average yield of 3.39 t/ha. Particularly, wheat output reached 50.4 mln tonnes with the yield of 3.71 t/ha.

Sugar beet was harvested throughout 53 thsd ha (6% of the plan). Production volume reached 2 mln tonnes with the yield of 38.3 t/ha.