Russia started corn shipments to West Africa


Russia has started corn shipments to West Africa – its first cargo of 3.5 KMT went to Senegal this past week, RosSelkhozNadzor reports.

“This is the first cargo of Russian corn shipped in the season 2016/17 not only to the Republic of Senegal but also to the West African region,” the agency notes. In addition, a 63.6 KMT corn cargo went to Vietnam. 

Russian wheat exports to Senegal doubled according to RosSelkhozNadzor ‘s earlier report. The agency says roughly 170 KMT of wheat has been exported to this country since July 2016. Russian wheat shipments to Senegal totaled 86 KMT in the crop year of 2015/16, while corn exports were totally absent at the time. 

According to the Grain Quality Evaluation Center, the top importer of Russian grain is Turkey, which purchased 3.73 MMT from July 1, 2016 till January 16, 2017. The second top buyer is Egypt (3.58 MMT) and the third ranking is Bangladesh (1.64 MMT). The top 10 importers of Russian grain also include Iran, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Latvia, Nigeria and Morocco.



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