Russia: as of February 1, grain stocks totaled over 31 mln tonnes — Rosstat

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As of February 1, 2019, the carry-over stocks of grains in agricultural, harvesting and processing organizations of the Russian Federation totaled 31.2 mln tonnes, a decrease of 11 mln tonnes, or 26.1% compared with the figures on the same date in 2018, declared the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat).

At the same time, the carry-over stocks of grains in agricultural organizations decreased by 6.3 mln tonnes (down 26.4%), compared with February 1, 2018 — to 17.7 mln tonnes. Harvesting and processing organizations lowered the rate by 4.7 mln tonnes (down 25.6%) — to 13.6 mln tonnes.

In particular, wheat formed the major share of the carry-over stocks in grain harvesting and processing organizations — 10 mln tonnes (down 27.8% year-on-year).

In addition, as of the beginning of the reporting month barley stocks reduced to 1.5 mln tonnes (down 14.1%), corn — 1.1 mln tonnes (down 24.5%), rye — 436 thsd tonnes (down 25.2%), millet — 9.9 thsd tonnes (down 10%), and oats — 142 thsd tonnes (down 1.7%).

At the same time, buckwheat stocks totaled 101 thsd tonnes, up 2% compared with the figures as of February 1, 2018, and rice — 48 thsd tonnes (up 16%).