October 10, 2011


Russian October grain exports to reach 3.4-3.5 million tonnes



Russia's grain export is likely to reach 3.4-3.5 million tonnes in October, slightly less than September's 3.65 million tonnes, according to the major grain transportation operator Rusagrotrans Friday (Oct 7).


According to Dow Jones, the country's small shallow-water ports will handle 1.5 million tonnes of grain in October compared with 1.67 million tonnes in September. The major deep-water ports will handle 1.58 million tonnes, the same as in September. Land border crossings are expected to handle 260,000 tonnes of export grain.


Rusagrotrans also said the Russian port Tuapse, the Baltic ports and ports in Ukraine are likely to increase their combined handling of Russian export grain to 180,000-200,000 tonnes from 140,000 tonnes in September. The Russian Azov Sea ports and the ports in the Volga-Don basin will decrease their throughput of export grain.


Rusagrotrans expects Russia's grain exports in July-October to total 13.3 million tonnes and reach 18.1 million tonnes by the end of the calendar year.

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