Russia. Flour exports remains the slowest in four seasons


The 2018/19 pace of Russian flour exports remains the slowest in four seasons, reports UkrAgroConsult. Russia exported 77.7 KMT of flour in July-November 2018/19, or 6.7% less than in the same period last season.

China is still the top consumer of Russian flour. However, the reporting period witnessed a 46% drop in exports to this country, to 31.7 KMT. In addition, flour deliveries to Tajikistan decreased by 30%.

Other key markets stepped up purchases of Russian flour in the period under review. Remarkably, this season’s achievement was a rise in supplies to Hong Kong, which already imported 19.5 KMT of flour in the first five months of MY 2018/19 against 4.6 KMT in the whole of MY 2016/17.

In addition, Moldova boosted imports of the Russian commodity at the time.

At the same time, flour output in Russia continues to be high. The country produced 8.45 MMT in January-November 2018 against 8.53 MMT in the same period last year. 

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