Russia Has Exported 14.1MMT Grain So Far This MY

Russia has exported 14.1 million tonnes of grain this agricultural marketing year (July 1, 2008 to July 1, 2009), the press service of the Russian Agriculture Ministry said.

The President of the Russian Grain Union Arkady Zlochevsky said, “Russia plans to export at least 18 million tonnes of grain this season, thus beating the record of 2002-2003. Adding that "additional incentives may increase grain exports to 20 million tonnes."

Meanwhile, a grain terminal at Russia’s Tuapse Commercial Seaport on the Black Sea will open in June, the press service of the Krasnodar Region government said earlier this week.

The terminal is designed to handle 2 million tonnes of grain annually. Investment in its construction amounted to 1.7 billion rubles. The terminal will consist of a grain bunker with a capacity of 103,000 tonnes, a railroad station, and a berth for ships with carrying capacities of up to 50,000 tonnes.

Tuapse port is one of the five largest ports in Russia.