Russia increased grain export by 15% in January-September




In January-September of 2020, Russia increased the export volumes of cereal crops by 15.2% compared with the figures in the same period last year to 32.231 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 — 23.901 mln tonnes, up 5.4% compared with the first nine months of 2019.

Also, the foreign shipment volumes of barley grew by 19.8%, to 3.548 mln tonnes, and corn — up 62.2%, to 2.964 mln tonnes.

At the same time, in the reporting period Russia reduced the exports of rice by 48.8% to 60.1 thsd tonnes as well as wheat flour and wheat-rye flour — down 8.8% to 200 thsd tonnes.

In January-September of 2020, the exports of sunflower seed from Russia totaled 874 thsd tonnes, up 2.7 times compared with the result of the same period of 2019.