In January-June Russia increased cereal crops export volumes by 37.9% YoY to 13.484 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 – 9.306 million tons, up by 68.6% YoY. Also, the exports of Russian corn grew by 54.5%, to 2.949 million tons, and sunflower seed – up 2 times, to 81.4 thousand tons.
At the same time, in the first half year some decline of barley exports was observed: by 50.7%, to 1.024 million tons, and rice – by 3.4%, to 109 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 21%, to 127 thousand tons.
Also, in the reporting period Russia increased the import volumes of palm oil and its fractions by 12.4% YoY, to 409 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)
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