March 7, 2008


Russia's January wheat exports up 70 percent on-year



Russia exported 893,000 tonnes of wheat in January, 70 percent more than in January 2007, the federal customs service reported Thursday ( March 6).


The exported wheat was worth US$286.2 million compared with US$98.7 million a year earlier.


Wheat export to countries outside the Commonwealth of Independent States in January was 872,700 tonnes worth US$279 million.


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