Russia will remain the world leader in the export of wheat in 2017, according to the REC

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in fotomontage of the wheat harvest. Archival photoRussia will remain the world leader in the export of wheat in 2017, according to the REC© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

Russia will remain a world leader in wheat exports by the end of this year, much ahead of his pursuers, the United States, Canada, Australia and Ukraine, told RIA Novosti the head of the Russian export centre Petr Fradkov.

Earlier on Thursday at his annual press conference Russian President Vladimir Putin said that «we came in first place in the world in terms of grain exports» and that Russia has «a brilliant result in the export of grain».

«In the Russian grain exports wheat, of course, plays a major role. We believe that this year Russia will again become a world leader in its delivery», — said Fradkov.

«According to the REC, in 2017 Russia will remain the world leader in the export of wheat reached last year (for the first time in recent history), for 10 months in 2017, Russia exported 24.5 million tonnes of wheat, while the USA – the world’s traditional leader – 23.8 million tons,» he added.

He noted that while the end of the year is usually the low season, while Russia has preserved a record of the shipment. Other leading exporters are inferior to Russia’s more: according to the REC, Australia’s exports for the 10 months amounted to about 20 million tons, Canada – 17 million tons, Ukraine – 14 million tons, France – 12.5 million tons, Argentina – 10.5 million tons.

«Deliveries of Russian wheat traditionally go well in the Middle East. Now also involved in virtually all of Africa, this year we are more actively supplied to the Asia-Pacific region is an attractive market, but to talk about the long-term trend is premature», — said Fradkov.

Source

Be the first to comment on "Russia will remain the world leader in the export of wheat in 2017, according to the REC"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*