March 5, 2013


Russia, US to reach same wheat export levels


Over the next few years, Russia and the US will reach the same level of wheat exports.


A statement to this effect was made by Holly Higgins, adviser on agricultural affairs based at the US Embassy in Moscow.


In 2012, Russia increased wheat exports by 5.6% to 16 million tonnes, while US wheat exports are constrained by high domestic demand that was prompted by a reduction in yield following a bad weather spell.


Wheat production in the US will drop by 7.5% in 2013, Higgins said.

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