Laos, Colombia and Mexico began to buy Russian grain

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotomontage crop of oats. Archival photoLaos, Colombia and Mexico began to buy Russian grain© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

The purchase of Russian grain began countries such as Laos, Colombia and Mexico — previously, these countries import grain from Russia is not carried out, said the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert.

«Opening up new markets, such as Laos, which was not previously purchased… let’s Say, Colombia, which never bought, started buying. Venezuela — obviously, because of the circumstances with the United States that were present — the same. Mexico began to buy, and sent about 300 thousand tons of grain already in Mexico,» said Dankvert in an interview with TV channel «Russia 24».

Commenting on the quality of wheat in 2017, the head of service noted that the share of wheat of the 3rd class in the total volume will be higher than last year — about 25% against 22%. Overall, the share of food wheat will be 65-68%.

«A good harvest, it is necessary to rejoice, and need it to be systematic, every year. Then the markets will be won, because the markets are won by good quality. In many countries, USA, Canada, Australia, only the state controls the quality,» he said. At the same time, the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor urged to diversify production of crops.

«We need to produce, for example, the amount of wheat that now, and to increase the production of corn. Because several large importers, a number of us — including Iran, Turkey. In General, farmers need to understand that you need to focus so that some diversification was,» said Dankvert.