Russia: grain harvest totaled over 120 mln tonnes — Rosstat




According to preliminary figures, in 2019 the general production of grains and pulses (including corn) in all types of Russian agricultural households (agricultural organizations, farmers, population) totaled 120.6 mln tonnes in clean weight, reported the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) on December 18.

At the same time, the volumes increased by 6.5% (or 7.3 mln tonnes), compared with the last year figures.

In particular, in the current year the harvest of sunflower seed totaled 15.1 mln tonnes, up 18.3% compared with 2018, and sugar beet — 50.6 mln tonnes, up 20.4%.

Agricultural organizations harvested 70% of the general planned grain volumes, 64.2% of sunflower seed volumes, and 88.8% of sugar beet volumes. At the same time, farming households already harvested 29.2% of the general planned grain volumes, sunflower seed — 35.5%, and sugar beet — 11.1%, added Rosstat.