Russian Grain Harvest 98.4MMT Off 82%

The Russian grain harvest is seen at 98.4MMT as of 22nd Sept off 82% of planted area. Wheat harvested to date is 56.6mmt from 81.5% of planted area, and barley 22.7mmt off 88% of planted area.

Despite the figures, the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia has repeated its previous total grain harvest forecast of 95-100 mln tonnes, with exports totalling 20-25 mln tonnes, according to Aleksey Gordeev, the Minister of Agriculture.