I See The Russians Are At It Again Then

The Russian Ag Ministry reported Tuesday that the 2008 Russian grain harvest has yielded 104.17mmt as of 30th Sept with 10.8% of the crop still to be harvested.

This makes the harvest more than 22mmt ahead of the same time last year, but those wily old Russians are still being coy about eventual output and sticking by their latest reluctant estimate of 95-100mmt "clean weight."

Still it wasn't that long ago that they were saying that output would be 85mmt, just 3mmt up on 2007.

I wouldn't like to buy a used car off a Russian, would you? Just 500 genuine kilometers, only ever been driven by my mother, like new, yes the side panels do look a different colour comrade, it's that special two-tone paint, we paid 50m roubles extra for that, have another vodka.