Russia exported over 28 mln tonnes of wheat — Centre for Grain Quality Assurance


According to regional divisions of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), since the beginning of the season-2018/19 (July 1), and as of February 19, Russia already exported 28.6 mln tonnes of wheat (including movements to the territory of the Customs Union countries), an increase of 6% compared with the same period last season, reported the Federal State-Funded Institution "Federal Centre of Quality and Safety Assurance for Grain and Grain products" on February 22.

Also, in the reporting period Russia exported 3.6 mln tonnes of barley (down 13% compared with the same period of 2017/18 MY), 1.7 mln tonnes of corn (down 45%), 239 thsd tonnes of rye (up 6 times), 536 thsd tonnes of peas (down 36%), and 468 thsd tonnes of wheat bran (down 11%).

In addition, Russia demonstrated the high shipment rates of oilseeds and its by-products, compared with last year. Thus, in the period of July 1 - February 19 Russia exported 423 thsd tonnes of rapeseed (up 97%), and 742 thsd tonnes of sunflower meal (up 7%). At the same time, the shipments of soybeans decreased by 17% — to 516 thsd tonnes, and flaxseed — down 23%, to 306 thsd tonnes.

Generally, in the reporting period Russia supplied 38.8 mln tonnes of grains, oilseeds and its by-products on foreign markets, down 1% (or 358 thsd tonnes) compared with the same period last season.