Russia: Grain and Feed Update

FAS/Moscow’s forecast for Russia’s total grain production remains almost unchanged from its September forecast – 114.6 million metric tons (MMT) compared with 114.5 MMT. The 2016/2017 crop will be the largest in Russian (post USSR) history. The wheat crop forecast remains 72.0 MMT, the same as the official USDA forecast, and will be the largest wheat crop in Russian history. Post increased its barley forecast by 0.3 MMT to 18.0 MMT, matching the official USDA forecast. At the same time, Post decreased its corn crop forecast by 0.5
MMT to 13.0 MMT. This forecast is 1 MMT lower than the official USDA forecast. Production of other grain crops and pulses is forecast at 11.6 MMT. Total grain exports are forecast at 38 MMT, including 29.0 MMT of wheat (1 MMT lower than the official USDA forecast), 4.0 MMT of barley (matching the official USDA forecast), 4.0 MMT of corn (0.5 MMT lower than the official USDA forecast), and 1 MMT of other grains and pulses.

Russia: Grain and Feed Update