In 2016, the general grain harvest in Russia will reach 110 million tons, which will become the record index for the country, announced the deputy director of the strategic management department at Rusagrotrans Igor Pavensky.
According to the expert, Rusagrotrans raised its estimations of the index from 108.1 million tons to 110 million tons. If the forecast comes true, in 2016 Russia will produce the record harvest in the post-Soviet period, and exceed the previous maximum index of 2008 (108.2 million tons).
In particular, the harvest volumes of wheat can also reach the historical maximum at 65.3 million tons, exceeding the results of 2008 (63.8 million tons). At the same time, winter wheat areas faced rather low loss rates in the winter, and mainly developed in favorable weather conditions in the spring and summer period, said I. Pavensky.
Also, corn harvest will break another record, and its production volumes will increase to 13.8 million tons, up by 4.5% compared with the previous peak reached last year.
Rusagrotrans forecast the growth of barley production by 0.4 million tons YoY, to 17.9 million tons.
All major grain-producing regions of Russia will increase production indices in the current year, the expert added. (APK-inform/Business World Magazine)