MOSCOW, RUSSIA — Russia, the world’s largest wheat exporter, is considering abolishing its grain export quota, Interfax news agency reported on Oct. 11. 

Russia, which usually sets up grain export quotas from mid-February through the end of June to ensure its domestic needs, has produced its largest grain crop ever in 2022 at an estimated 150 million tonnes, including more than 90 million tonnes of wheat, which also would be a record.

Russia, which has been at war with Ukraine after invading the neighboring country in late February, has had trouble exporting its grain crop, in part due to sanctions imposed by NATO countries in response to the invasion.

“The harvest is big, so, in principle, probably, yes, there are no prerequisites to impose any quantitative restrictions at the moment,” Viktoria Abramchenko, Russia’s deputy prime minister, told Interfax.