In 2019, Russia to harvest nearly 120 mln tonnes of grains — Ministry of Agriculture




In 2019, the general harvest of grain crops in Russia will exceed the previous forecast of the Ministry of Agriculture, and reach 120 mln tonnes, declared the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Patrushev on October 9.

According to him, the previous forecast of grain production in the current year totaled 118 mln tonnes. To date, the figures increased to 120 mln tonnes. In particular, the forecast of wheat production remained unchanged — 78 mln tonnes, the Minister said.

As for the estimations of the export potential of Russian grains in 2019/20 MY, it remained the same, reported D.Patrushev. The exports will total nearly 45 mln tonnes of grains, including 36 mln tonnes of wheat.