According to the RF Federal Customs Service statistics, during January-August Russia exported 19.3 mn tons of wheat and meslin, down 2% year-on-year. In terms of value, grain export grew by 17.6% exceeding $4.9 bn.
Wheat import into Russia during January-August 2021 increased by 32.2% up to 102.3 thousand tons. Corn import, on the contrary, declined by 29.7% down to 31.7 thousand tons. Barley import made 6.2 thousand tons, down 69.8% year-on-year.
In terms of value, wheat import was up 58.9% to $39.4 mn. Corn import declined by 11.2% down to $99.1 mn, and barley import by 48.6% down to $1.8 mn.
In August 2021 alone, wheat and meslin export made 5.2 mn tons, up 12.2% year-on-year and up 2.8-fold month-on-month. In terms of value, it grew by 36.2% year-on-year and 2.9-fold month-on-month to make more than $1.3 bn.
Wheat import in August made 3.4 thousand tons, down 66.7% year-on-year and down 75.5% month-on-month. Value-wise, wheat import dropped by 54.8% year-on-year and by 73.1% month-on-month to make $1.4 mn.
Corn import declined by 59.3% year-on-year but surged 3.7-fold month-on-month making 1.1 thousand tons. In terms of value, it was down 50% year-on-year to $0.2 mn.
In August, Russia did not import barley.