Russia boosted wheat exports to North African countries


Due to a wheat harvest decline in France, North Africa’s traditional supplier, Russia has got an opportunity to boost grain supplies to the region’s countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, reports UkrAgroConsult.

So, over 500 KMT of wheat was exported from Russia to Morocco from July till November 2016/17 that is more than four times higher than exported to this country in the full marketing year of 2015/16 (119 KMT). Russian wheat exports to Tunisia grew from last season’s 80 KMT to 106 KMT in the reporting period of the current season.

With regard to Algeria, no Russian wheat was exported to the country in MY 2015/16, but as much as 62.5 KMT has already been supplied there in 2016/17.

Libya is a more stable partner of Russia in the world market. Russian wheat exports to this country totaled 374 KMT in MY 2015/16, along with 121.3 KMT of corn and 160.7 KMT of barley. This season, Libya also regularly buys Russian grains: 219.3 KMT of wheat and 57.3 KMT of barley were shipped there from July till November 2016.



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