Prozerno predicts a record harvest and the export of Russian grain
While experts Prozerno forecast the grain harvest in Russia in 2016 at the level of 109,3 million. However, if better weather conditions in the Asian part of the country, it can be increased to 110 million. Recall that last year managed to collect 104.8 million tons of grain, and the record was in 2008, when Russian farmers raised 108.2 million ton.
Respectively before harvest will increase the export potential of the grain market. The new season will be exported 36.2 million tons of grain (including rice and legumes) that will exceed the previous season – 34.8 million ton, which is now considered the largest in the history of the country.
the Main export item is wheat. In the new season, its exports will increase to 25.5 million tons against 24.44 million tone of season 2015/16, thanks to which Russia will retain leading positions on the world wheat market.
This is not going to hurt domestic consumption, which in the new season will reach 73.6 million tons of grain, of which the share of wheat will amount to 38 million tons.
the New season may be a record in terms of gross harvest of corn, which is projected at 14 million tonnes against last year's 13.17 million tone. Will be relevant and the performance of exports, which should reach 4.8 million tons compared with 4.7 million tons in the season 2015/16. The crops legumes (mainly peas and beans) can also be the largest in history. Collected a record 2.8 million tons against last year's 2.36 million ton exports will quicken to 1.1 million tons compared to 0,96 million tons of season 2015/16.
Russia is significant competition Ukraine in terms of grain exports from the black sea region. A bountiful harvest of grain in Russia collapses of grain prices in Ukraine and in Russia, especially for wheat.