In January-July Russia increased cereal crops export volumes by 31.5% YoY, to 15.566 million tons, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) reported.
According to the announcement, in the reporting period wheat and meslin traditionally formed the basis of grain export supplies – 10.885 million tons, up by 59.9% YoY. Also, the exports of Russian corn grew by 59.9%, to 2.97 million tons, and sunflower seed – by 98.8%, to 84.1 thousand tons.
At the same time, during the first seven months of 2016 some decline of barley exports was observed – by 44.7%, to 1.475 million tons, and rice – by 1.4%, to 126 thousand tons.
As for the export volumes of other plant growing commodities from Russia, the foreign supplies of wheat and wheat-rye flour increased by 12.2%, to 135 thousand tons.
Also, in the reporting period Russia increased the import volumes of palm oil and its fractions by 11.8% YoY, to 477 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)
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