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Export of wheat from Russia from March 1 to 20 increased by 2.3 times

Updated Mar 21, 2023
From March 1 to March 20, Russia shipped 2.706 million tons of wheat for export, which is 2.3 times more than a year earlier, follows from the monitoring of the Russian Grain Union. Elena Tyurina, director of the Union's Analytical Department, told Interfax that shipments of corn increased 2.4 times to 370,000 tons, while barley dropped by 8.2% to 91,000 tons. In total, 3 million 167 thousand tons of main types of grain crops were exported, which is 2.2 times more than in the same period last year. "The dynamics of exports suggests that by the end of March, about 4.9 million tons of grain can be shipped, which is 26% more than last year. Including shipments of wheat, they can grow 2.2 times, up to 4.2 million tons. Last season, 1 million 913 thousand tons of wheat were exported in March," Tyurina said.
According to her, wheat was supplied to 19 countries of the world against 15 countries a year ago. The largest buyer is still Egypt, which bought 65% more wheat than last season - 623 thousand tons against 377 thousand tons. Shipments to Turkey almost doubled to 432,000 tons from 218,000 tons. "There are still active shipments to those countries to which wheat was not supplied during this period last year," she said, saying that 210 thousand tons were sent to Algeria, 165 thousand tons each to Kenya and Pakistan, Sudan - 138 thousand tons, Saudi Arabia - 71 thousand tons, Oman - 68 thousand tons, Bangladesh - 54 thousand tons, Tanzania - 47 thousand tons, Tunisia - 27 thousand tons. "That is, the positive dynamics observed this season is preserved," the expert noted. According to Tyurina, shipments of grain in March went through 10 ports against 11 a year ago. Shipments of wheat through Novorossiysk increased by 55%, to 1 million 094 thousand tons, road transshipment - almost four ...
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