Russia: Grain and Feed Annual

Assuming average weather conditions during the growing season, FAS/Moscow forecasts Russia’s 2017 grain and pulses production at 110 million metric tons (MMT), a seven percent decrease from the 2016 crop but still higher than the previous five-year average of 98 MMT. The MY 2017/18 forecast, by crop, is: wheat – 66 MMT (nine percent or 6.5 MMT less than last year), barley – 16 MMT (1.5 MMT less than last year), corn – 15.3 MMT (the same as last year), rye – 2.6 MMT, oats – 4.5 MMT, milled rice – 715 thousand metric tons (TMT) (1.1 MMT in rough weight), millet - 550 TMT, and approximately 4.5 MMT of other grains and pulses. Grain exports for MY 2017/18 are forecast at 37.7 MMT, or two MMT more than the estimated 35.7 MMT of exports in 2016/17. The forecast for exports, by crop, are: 28 MMT of wheat, 3.3 MMT of barley, 5.4 MMT of corn, 180 TMT of milled rice, and approximately 860 TMT of other grains and pulses.

Russia: Grain and Feed Annual