Russia. Grain exports may decrease due to claims to its quality

25.09.2018

Rosselkhoznadzor states that over the last 3 months, the number of official claims to quality and safety of Russian grain exported to foreign countries has increased.

In particular, such countries as Vietnam, Indonesia and Egypt expressed their "discontent". In some cases, foreign partners talk about possible introduction of a ban on Russian grain imports, reports UkrAgroConsult.

In this regard, Rosselkhoznadzor decided to strengthen quality and safety control of exports.

For their part, Egypt and Vietnam tightened phytosanitary requirements for milling wheat. Egypt introduced a requirement to prevent infection of wheat pests completely. Vietnam established that the falling number of grain should be at least 180, and the content of sprouted grain should not exceed 15%.

At the same time, Russian Ministry of Agriculture reduced their grain export estimate for the 2018/19 season to 35-37 MMT. The previous forecast was 40-45 MMT. Wheat export shipments are estimated at 30 MMT. At the same time, grain production forecast remained unchanged - more than 105 MMT.

According to the Ministry, there are no preconditions for the introduction of export duties, informs UkrAgroConsult.

According to the Ministry’s forecast, in 2018 grain exports will reach 46 MMT. By the present time, exports have reached 36.6 MMT. Till the end of 2018, another 9 MMT can be supplied.

More detailed information on the latest trends in grain exports, supply and demand balances with breakdown by crop, price behavior, crop conditions and progress in harvesting/planting in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain" by UkrAgroConsult.

 

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