Wheat harvest in Russia this year will amount to 83.7 million tons – Rusagrotrans

Wheat harvest in Russia this year will amount to 83.7 million tons – Rusagrotrans

Wheat harvest in Russia this year will amount to 83.7 million tons - Rusagrotrans

The analytical center of Rusagrotrans JSC has raised the forecast of wheat harvest this year by 0.9 million tons – from 82.8 million tons to 83.7 million tons. As the head of the center Igor Pavensky told Interfax, this is only 2.4 million tons less than was collected in the record year 2017 (86 million tons).

The assessment of wheat harvest in the Siberian District has been increased by 0.32 million tons to 9 million tons. “Despite the difficult weather conditions in the district, in a number of its grain-producing regions the grain harvest was only slightly lower than in 2019, when 9.3 million tons were harvested,” Pavensky said. .ha and a record harvest in the Krasnoyarsk Territory of 1.73 million tons. The region has not harvested this much wheat since 1975 “. The forecast for wheat harvest in the Volga region has been increased by 0.23 million tons, to 18.7 million tons. This is a historic record for the district and is 0.7 million tons more than in 2017. The estimate for the Central District has been increased by 0.16 million tons to 22.8 million tons. This is also a historical record and is 4.1 million tons higher than in 2017, Pavensky noted. The forecast for wheat harvest in the Urals has been increased by 0.1 million tons, to 2.8 million tons. This is 0.8 million tons less than was harvested in 2019 The estimate of wheat harvest in the South and North Caucasian districts has been slightly adjusted and is 29.3 million tons. This is 2.5 million tonnes less than was harvested in 2019 and is the lowest figure since 2015 (26.8 million tonnes).

As Pavensky stated, the high wheat harvest against the background of good demand from importers made exports a record. In September, according to updated data, 5.11 million tons of wheat were exported, in August – 4.9 million tons. Earlier, the highest volume of monthly wheat exports was recorded in August 2018 – 4.8 million tons.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, by October 2, wheat was threshed from 28.2 million hectares, which is 96% of the sown area, 85.9 million tons (in bunker weight) were threshed with a yield of 30.4 c / ha.

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