April 15, 2014
Between July 1, 2013 and April 9, 2014, Russia's grain export totalled 21.488 million tonnes, 47.5% more than in the corresponding period in the previous marketing year, the agriculture ministry reported.
The exported grains included 15.926 million tonnes of wheat, 3.169 million tonnes of corn, 2.134 million tonnes of barley and 259,000 tonnes of other minor grains.
The statistics service said grain export from April 1-9 totalled 641,000 tonnes, including 549,000 tonnes of wheat, 63,000 tonnes of corn, 22,000 tonnes of barley and 7,000 tonnes of other minor grains.
In 2013, Russia harvested 89.3 million tonnes of grain in clean weight, 30% more than in 2012, when 68.7 million tonnes was harvested because crops were damaged by drought. Russia's grain export in the 2012-13 marketing year fell to 15.69 million tonnes from 27.2 million tonnes in the previous marketing year. In the current marketing year, July 2013-June 2014, the agriculture ministry expects Russia's grain exports to rise to 22 million tonnes.