As of November 20, Russian agrarians harvested grains and pulses throughout the areas of 45.1 mln ha (in 2018 — 44.4 mln ha), or 96.4% of the forecast. The production volumes reached 125.4 mln tonnes of grains (in 2018 — 115.6 mln tonnes), with the average yield of 2.78 t/ha (in 2018 — 2.6 t/ha), declared the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
In particular, agrarians harvested 77.9 mln tonnes of wheat throughout 27.5 mln ha (98.1%), with the yield of 2.83 t/ha. Also, Russia harvested 21.6 mln tonnes of barley throughout 8.5 mln ha (96.6%), with the yield of 2.54 t/ha.
Russian agrarians harvested corn for grain throughout 2.2 mln ha, or 85.6% of the forecast. The production volumes totaled 13.3 mln tonnes, with the yield of 6.02 t/ha. Also, agrarians continued harvesting rice: the production volumes reached 1.2 mln tonnes, the harvested areas — 191.4 thsd ha (98.7%), and the average yield totaled 6.49 t/ha.
At the same time, agrarians already harvested sunflower seed throughout 8.1 mln ha (95.2%), and produced 15 mln tonnes of the oilseed, with the average yield at 1.85 t/ha.
Agrarians continued harvesting rapeseed, and as of November 20 the areas reached 1.44 mln ha (92%). The production volumes reached 2.2 mln tonnes, with the yield of 1.56 t/ha.
In addition, Russia harvested soybeans throughout 2.7 mln ha (89.8%), and produced 4.5 mln tonnes of the oilseed, with the yield of 1.64 t/ha.
Also, agrarians harvested 52.9 mln tonnes of sugar beet throughout 1.1 mln ha (97.9%), with the yield of 47.15 t/ha.
As of the reporting date, Russia already planted winter crops for the harvest-2020 throughout 18.2 mln ha, or 103.9% of the forecast (in 2018 — 17.6 mln ha).