Russia: share of 1-4-grade wheat remains high

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As of October 18, the common share of 1-4-grades wheat increased to 88.1% in the structure of harvested wheat in Russia, up week-to-week and up sizably compared to the same date of 2020 (71.7%), reported the Federal State-Funded Institution "Federal Centre of Quality and Safety Assurance for Grain and Grain products".

The experts examined 39.1 mln tonnes of soft wheat (53.5% out of the total harvested volume as of reporting date) in 46 regions of Russia.

Particularly, the share of 1-grade wheat totaled 0.02% (0.002% in 2020). The share of 2-grade wheat totaled 0.04% (0.2%), 3-grade wheat – 46.9% (33.4%), 4-grade wheat – 41.1% (39.3%), and 5-grade wheat – 11.8% (27%).

As to barley, the experts examined 5.3 mln tonnes of the grain (36.4% out of the total harvested volume) in 37 regions. The share of 1-grade barley totaled 15.8% (27.8% in 2020), 2-grade barley – 23.1% (45.6%), 3-grade barley – 61% (40.3%).

Moreover, the experts examined 0.7 mln tonnes of rye (or 42.1% of the harvested volume) in 31 regions. The share of 1-grades rye totaled 40.6% (40.2% in 2020), 2-grade rye – 35.2% (25.9%), 3-grade rye – 18.4% (21.6%).

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