Russia's Wheat Harvest In 2018 Down 16% Year-on-Year To 72Mln Tonnes


 The harvest of wheat in Russia for 2018 decreased by 16 percent year-on-year and amounted to 72 million tonnes, preliminary estimates of the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said on Thursday.

The rye harvest also decreased by almost a quarter to 1.9 million tonnes, while the yield of barley dropped 17.7 percent from the previous year to 16.9 million tonnes. The harvest of oat and corn dropped by 13.7 percent and 15.5 percent, to 4.

7 million and 11 million tonnes respectively, according to Rosstat.

At the same time, the rice harvest grew by 5.2 percent to over 1 million tonnes, while that of soy beans went up by 8.4 percent to 3.9 million tonnes. The potato harvest was slightly less successful, increasing only 3.3 percent to 22.4 million tonnes over the given period, the agency revealed.

In 2017, Russia had a record wheat harvest of 85.8 million tonnes, according to the Russian Agriculture Ministry.


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