MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Russian enterprises are increasing the export of wheat to Algeria, resumed in June after a five-year hiatus. This is stated in the message of the Rosselkhoznadzor.
“The Russian Federation continues to increase the export of wheat to the Algerian People’s Democratic Republic, the import potential of which exceeds 7 million tons,” the message says.
According to the ministry, last week a batch of wheat of the new harvest weighing more than 30 thousand tons was sent to Algeria from the Taman port to the OAIC (Algerian Interprofessional Bureau for Grain Crops). Currently, one more vessel is under loading in the port of Taman for the subsequent export of a new batch of wheat to Algeria.
In total, in the 2020-2021 agricultural year, Russia exported 79 thousand tons of grain and its processed products to Algeria, including barley, wheat, chickpea, flax seeds, oat and buckwheat flakes, millet.
Total grain exports
The department also reported that, according to the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Grain Quality Assessment Center” subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor, in the 2021-2022 agricultural year, Russia exported 11.5 million tons of grain and its processed products, including 10.8 million tons of grain and leguminous crops. Domestic grain products are exported to 122 importing countries. At the same time, 64 states increased their purchases compared to the same period last year, and 19 showed the maximum demand for themselves.
The largest volume of goods was exported to the Middle East (4.7 million tons), where Turkey has traditionally become the main importer, which currently shows record rates of purchases mainly due to barley (0.4 million tons). Large volumes of soybean meal, lentils, safflower meal, and rice groats are also imported into the country. Saudi Arabia, against the background of a decrease in barley imports, increased the volume of purchases of Russian wheat (0.3 million tons).
African countries imported 3.1 million tons of grain and grain products. It is worth noting the increased interest in Russian wheat from the countries of North Africa (Libya, Algeria), West Africa (Burkina Faso, Togo), East Africa (Tanzania, Malawi, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Burundi), Central Africa (Congo, Angola, the Republic of Congo, Gabon) and South Africa (Namibia). After the break, the export of corn and lentils to Algeria, peas and coriander to Egypt, wheat to Zimbabwe, wheat flour to Benin, and millet to Libya resumed.
Export of products to Asia amounted to 2.6 million tons. Supplies to South Asia (1.9 million tons) and Central Asia (0.5 million tons) increased. It is worth noting here a significant increase in Kazakhstan’s demand for wheat (0.3 million tons), rye, malt, semolina and others. The EU states imported 0.8 million tons of Russian grain products. 13 out of 22 European importing countries have increased their purchases. Latvia, after a short break, resumed import of Russian safflower, Germany – camelina, Poland – wheat flour. Belgium bought a record amount of peas, and the export of wheat and meal to Finland increased.
A source: TASS
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