Russia: grain harvest is already 10 mln tonnes higher than year ago — Ministry of Agriculture




As of December 2, Russian agrarians harvested grains and pulses throughout the areas of 45.2 mln ha (in 2018 — 44.5 mln ha), or 96.7% of the forecast. The production volumes reached 126.6 mln tonnes of grains (in 2018 — 116.6 mln tonnes), with the average yield of 2.8 t/ha (in 2018 — 2.62 t/ha), declared the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.

Russian agrarians harvested corn for grain throughout 2.4 mln ha, or 92.1% of the forecast. The production volumes totaled 14.4 mln tonnes, with the yield of 6.03 t/ha. Also, agrarians continued harvesting rice: the production volumes reached 1.2 mln tonnes, the harvested areas — 191.7 thsd ha (98.8%), and the average yield totaled 6.49 t/ha.

At the same time, agrarians already harvested sunflower seed throughout 8.3 mln ha (97.1%), and produced 15.3 mln tonnes of the oilseed, with the average yield at 1.85 t/ha. In addition, Russia harvested soybeans throughout 2.7 mln ha (90.2%), and produced 4.5 mln tonnes of the oilseed, with the yield of 1.64 t/ha.

Also, agrarians harvested 53.3 mln tonnes of sugar beet throughout 1.1 mln ha (98.3%), with the yield of 47.36 t/ha.