Russia: Oilseeds and Products Annual

FAS/Moscow forecasts Russia’s 2015 production of three major oilseed crops (sunflowerseeds, soybeans, rapeseed) at 13.5 million metric tons (MMT), a 4 percent increase from last year. This increase is primarily due to increased production of sunflowerseeds, which comprise approximately 70 percent of the total of these three crops. Area sown to these three major crops is forecast to increase by 5 percent to 10.5 million hectares, again mostly due to an increase in sunflowerseed area by 7 percent, to 7.3 million hectares in MY 2015/16. Oilseed meal exports are forecast at 2.5 MMT, a record high level for the second year in a row. FAS/Moscow forecasts record imports of peanuts in MY 2015/16 at 120,000 metric tons (MT). 

Russia: Oilseeds and Products Annual