On the situation on the food market in Russia, update for October 2021

Published Oct 30, 2021

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The Russian market of agricultural raw materials and foodstuffs is characterized by: - Relatively stable total area sizes in 2021 and their multidirectional change depending on the specific crop The area under all crops, according to preliminary data from Rosstat, in 2021 amounted to 79,935.9 thousand hectares, which is practically at the level of values for 2020.

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At the same time, the areas under grain and leguminous crops decreased by 1.8%, under oilseeds - increased by 14.4%, sugar beets - increased by 8.5%. The total area under other crops (including potatoes, vegetables, melons and fodder crops) decreased by 7.8%. If we consider the dynamics not by groups of crops, but by specific crops, then the greatest increase in areas in percentage terms is noted for curly flax (oil flax), triticale, rapeseed, sunflower, buckwheat, sorghum, peas, and sugar beets. The areas under camelina, mustard, rye, soybeans, corn, and melons have also expanded. The size of the areas under millet, fiber flax, and open field vegetables has decreased to a greater extent. Also, the change in areas towards their decrease affected rice, barley, oats, potatoes and wheat. - Expected changes in the volume of crops harvested by type Based on the dynamics of areas, as well as the intermediate results of the harvesting campaign, a number of changes in the market can be ...
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