Experts of Rusagrotrans CJSC increased their estimations of the general grain harvest in Russia in the current year to 113 million tons, as opposed to 110 million tons of the previous forecast, the Deputy Director of the strategic management department at Rusagrotrans CJSC Igor Pavensky declared on July 27.
According to the analyst, the harvesting campaign runs within good weather conditions, which allows Rusagrotrans to raise the harvest forecasts. Also, the updated estimations significantly exceed the result of 2015 (104.8 million tons).
Pavensky stressed that if the forecast came true, the grain harvest in Russia would become the highest since 1990, when Russia produced 116.7 million tons of grains.
In particular, wheat harvest will reach 68.4 million tons, and form the major share of the planned harvest volumes. And it can be the absolute record, because Russia has never produced such wheat volumes, said the expert.
In the current year, barley production will grow to 17.8 million tons, as opposed to 17.5 million tons in 2015. The forecast of corn production is quite favorable, but in August Rusagrotrans will provide more detailed estimations.
As for the dynamics of grain production by regions, Pavensky said that the Volga District would show the highest growth of production indices – to 23.2 million tons of grains, against 18.9 million tons in 2015. In the Southern District, the harvest will rise to 28.3 million tons against 27.3 million tons, in the Central District – 27 million tons against 25 million tons, in the North Caucasian District – 12.1 million tons against 11.4 million tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)