Russia. Rail grain shipments to ports for 11 months down 2% at 6.1 MMT


Export and import grain deliveries by rail to/from ports in January-November 2016 were down 2% year-on-year at 6.08 MMT. According to the Main Computer Center of the Russian Railways, this included 6.04 MMT of export shipments (-2.6%) and 45.03 KMT of imports (up six times).

In the period under review, export grain deliveries by rail to the port of Novorossiysk totaled 3.23 MMT, or down 10.5% from last year (3.61 MMT). 1.62 MMT was delivered to the port of Tuapse (+5.8%), 740.57 KMT to Latvia’s Liepaja (+21%) and 118.87 KMT to Riga (-30%). Grain shipments to the Novorossiysk port accounted for up to 53.5% of exports, while this rate for the ports of Tuapse and Liepaja equaled 26.9% and 12.3%, respectively.

Import deliveries by rail from the port of Sankt-Petersburg totaled 36.81 KMT (increased from 0.26 KMT) and those from Novorossiysk were at 5.94 KMT (up three times).

In November 2016, export grain shipments by rail to ports amounted to 803.33 KMT (-1.3%), while import ones totaled 9.54 KMT (increased from 0.39 KMT), reports UkrAgroConsult.

Will Russia maintain leadership in the export market in future, given the current trend of port industry development? UkrAgroConsult is going to answer this question in a new market study “Russia: Record crop vs Grain-handling capacities deficit”.



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