Russia doubles grain exports to Asean


Russian grain exports to Asean doubled in 2016-17 compared to the previous agricultural year, Rosselkhoznadzor, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, said recently. “The preliminary analysis of Russian grain exports in 2016-17 has already shown a two-fold growth in volumes,” Rosselkhoznadzor said. It said Russia delivered about 587,000 tonnes of grain to the region, including 467,000 tonnes of wheat.

Rosselkhoznadzor said the forecast of grain imports by Asean increased to 38 million tonnes. Russia’s Agricultural Minister Alexander Tkachev said the country is forecast to export 35 million tonnes of grain from a 2016 harvest that exceeded 119 million tonnes. In 2015, Russia harvested 104.8 million tonnes and exported 33.9 million in 2015-16.


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