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Russia's preliminary results for 2013 crop harvest

The Russian State Statistical Service (Rosstat) has published preliminary results of the 2013 Crop Harvest, which show an increase on 2012.

According to Rosstat's preliminary data, in 2013 Russia harvested 91.3 million metric tons (MMT) of grains and pulses (in clean weight) from 45.8 million hectares.

In 2012 Russia harvested 70.7 MMT from 44.4 million hectares. Production of all grains (except rice) increased, and the most important gains were in wheat (38% increase), rye (58% increase) and corn (30% increase) in production.

By crops the preliminary results of harvest are the following: wheat (winter and spring) – 52.1 MMT (37.7 MMT in 2012); barley (winter and spring) – 15.4 MMT (14.0 MMT in 2012); corn for grain – 10.7 MMT (8.2 MMT in 2012); oats – 4.9 MMT (4.0 MMT in 2012); rye (winter and spring) – 3.4 MMT (2.1 MMT in 2012); rice – 0.93 MMT (1.05 MMT in 2012); other grains – 1.83 MMT (1.83 in 2012).

Production of pulses decreased slightly from 2.17 MMT in 2012 to 2.03 MMT in 2013.

Production of sunflower seed increased from 8.0 MMT in 2012 to 10.2 MMT in 2013, production of rapeseed increased from 1.0 MMT to 1.4 MMT, however production of soybeans decreased from 1.8 MMT in 2012 to 1.5 MMT in 2013.

Sugar beet production decreased from 45.1 MMT in 2012 to 37.7 MMT in 2013.

Production of potato increased slightly from 29.5 MMT in 2012 to 30.2 MMT in 2013, and production of vegetables remained at almost the same level – 14.7 MMT in 2013 (14.6 MMT in 2012).

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