The request of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation on providing of weekly figures about the transshipment volumes of grains by the ports is not any type of restrictive measures, declared the President at the Russian Grain Union (RGU), Arkadiy Zlochevskiy on January 24.
It is not the attempt to somewhat limit the exports, but the attempt to be in touch with the situation, said A.Zlochevskiy. Also, he stressed that to date, the grain stocks in Russia are at the sufficient level, and there are no issues for concern in terms of grain supplying on the domestic market.
But according to him, the grain stocks in the southern regions were almost out. At the same time, in Central Russia, the Volga region, Siberia, and the Urals there were sufficient grain reserves. The geography of deliveries somewhat changed, it is necessary to supply grains from the reporting regions to the South for the further exports, A.Zlochevskiy explained.
He reminded that in the winter season, the export volumes from Russia decreased, so the port facilities provided all required resources for the export shipment of grains. On the contrary, they are underutilized, and there are certain problems for those bought the certain quotas, the expert said.