Russian Ministry of Agriculture sets the goal to keep leading position in wheat export
According to TASS, Oksana Lut, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, remarks that Russia should keep the world leadership in wheat export.
“We take the leading position in wheat export and our task is to keep and strengthen it”, she said.
Oksana Lut notices that grain is one of the major items of the Russian export potential. “Our grain does not need additional characteristics of quality. Our key objective is to increase volumes of production and to continue the supplies”, she added.
Among other agricultural export goods the Deputy Minister enumerated fish and oil and fat products. Planned oil and fat products export from Russia can reach 9b by 2024.
As informed earlier in the season 2017-2018 (July 2017 – June 2018) Russia managed to return leading position in wheat export. Export comprised 52.4m tonnes of grain, including 40.45m tonnes of wheat. By the Ministry of Agriculture forecast grain export in the season 2018-2019 (July 2018 – June 2019) will equal 42m tonnes, including 37m tonnes of wheat.
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