Russian State Statistics Service revised the 2018 oilseed harvest


According to an update released by the Russian State Statistics Service, the 2018 oilseeds harvest hit a new high of 19.5 MMT that is up 18% from 2017, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The sunflower seed crop was raised by 155 KMT from the preliminary harvest result, to 12.7 MMT, with a 100 KMT increase in the soybean crop, to over 4 MMT. The figure for rapeseed production was left almost unchanged at below 2 MMT.

According to the Ag Ministry’s plan, the soybean planted area will expand by 107 Th ha in 2019, to over 3 Ml ha, with a simultaneous contraction of sunflower plantings by 334 Th ha, to 7.8 Ml ha. It is projected to increase the rape planted area by 150 Th ha, to 1.2 Th ha.

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