Russia: 470.4 thousand tons of grain were exported from the Kursk region in 2023
Grains, Cereal & Legumes
Market & Price Trends
Published Oct 13, 2023
In the first nine months of 2023, the Kursk region in Russia saw a significant increase in the export of grains, legumes, and oilseeds, with 470.4 thousand tons being shipped compared to 161.5 thousand tons during the same period last year. This surge in exports led to a corresponding increase in the number of grain safety and quality certificates issued by the Kursk branch of the Grain Quality Assessment Center, rising from 1,203 certificates last year to 2,250 certificates this year. The most exported crop from the region was wheat, followed by corn and barley malt, with other crops grown by Kursk farmers also in demand abroad.
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Accordingly, the number of grain safety and quality certificates for export purposes issued by specialists of the Kursk branch has increased: for 9 months of 2023, 2,250 certificates were issued, for the same period last year - 1,203 certificates. “In the testing laboratory we conduct studies of grain products for compliance with the requirements of importing countries - residual amounts of pesticides, radionuclides, the content of mycotoxins, heavy metals, the presence of genetically modified organisms,” said Lyudmila Shirobokova, deputy director of the Kursk branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Center for Grain Quality Assessment”. Wheat became the most exported crop from the region - more than 277 thousand tons were sent to Latvia and Belarus. The second largest export volume is corn: 133 thousand tons were exported to Belarus, Latvia and Mongolia. In third place is barley malt - more than 28 thousand tons were exported to Latvia and Kazakhstan. Also in demand ...