Country forecast to ship 35 million tonnes of grain worldwide in 2016-17.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Russian grain exports to the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have already doubled in 2016-17 compared to the prior agricultural year, Rosselkhoznadzor, theFederal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance
, said in a statement on Jan. 9.


“The preliminary analysis of Russian grain exports in 2016-17 (from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) has already shown a twofold growth in volumes,” Rosselkhoznadzor said.

It said Russia delivered about 587,000 tonnes of grain to the region, including 467,000 tonnes of wheat. Rosselkhoznadzor said the forecast of grain imports by the countries of ASEAN increased to 38 million tonnes.

Russia’s Agricultural Minister Alexander Tkachev said the country is forecast to export 35 million tonnes of grain from a 2016 harvest that exceeded 119 million tonnes.  In 2015, Russia harvested 104.8 million tonnes and exported 33.9 million in 2015-16.

ASEAN member-states include Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.