May 14, 2012


Russia's January-March wheat exports reach 3.196 million tonnes



The Federal Customs Service said in a report on Friday (May 11) that Russian wheat exports in January-March reached 3.196 million tonnes at US$833.9 million.


In March the exports stood at 1.372 million tonnes. Wheat was not exported in January-June 2011 due to an embargo on the exportation of staple crops.


Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik said earlier that the grain export totalled 23.6 million tonnes as of April 23 from July 1, 2011.


The Federal Customs Service also said that vodka exports rose 26% on the year to 448,724 decilitres of absolute alcohol in January–March. In monetary terms, the exports grew 20.5% to US$34.7 million.

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