April 17, 2013


Russia may export wheat again due to weak local demand


Russia may resume wheat exports in the coming weeks as weaker local demand has caused a price drop, said the Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR).


In 2012, Russia's wheat crop was badly affected by a drought, which significantly reduced exportable surplus.


The USDA estimated Russian wheat production in 2012/13 at 37.7 million tonnes, a drop from 56.2 million tonnes in the previous year.

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