MOSCOW, RUSSIA — Sovecon increased its forecast for Russia’s 2022 wheat crop to 81.3 million tonnes from the previous estimate of 80.7 million tonnes because of good weather conditions, Reuters reported.

The country is expected to harvest 75.4 million tonnes of wheat in 2021.

Sovecon said crop conditions in all key areas are close to average or better than average.

The Russian state weather forecaster said only 3% of crops are in poor condition, compared to 22% a year earlier. The five-year average is 8.4%.