In Russia, the production of cereals is growing

In the first 7 months of this year, this indicator has increased significantly when compared with the same period in 2022.

At the same time, the production of buckwheat grew the most: in total, about 1 million tons were produced in January-July, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. This is 7% higher than last year’s production.

The production of oatmeal increased even more — by 20%, corn — by 4%.

What’s going on with cereal prices now?


The rush growth that took place last spring is behind us. Now prices have normalized and even show some decline. For example, since the beginning of the year, buckwheat has fallen in price by 12%, rice — by 4%.

What are the prospects for the production of cereals


It, first of all, depends on the volumes of harvesting, and these volumes promise to be good.

This season, for example, the area under buckwheat increased by 14%, to 1.3 million hectares, under rice — by 7%, to 190,000 hectares.

All this allows us to count on the fact that the crop will grow. In the current season, it is planned to harvest up to 1.2 million tons of buckwheat, which is more than last year.

If we take the volume of the total harvest of all cereal crops, then they in Russia can amount to up to 5 million tons, experts calculated.

What are the prospects for export?


First of all, rice is exported, because the same buckwheat, for example, is practically not in demand abroad.

As for rice cultivation in Russia, for the second year in a row, it has been strongly affected by unforeseen negative factors.

Last year, for example, there was an accident at the Fedorovsky hydroelectric complex in the Krasnodar Territory, which damaged crops there.

This year, the destruction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station took place, as a result, crops in the Crimea were under attack, which for the most part died.

True, the situation in the Krasnodar Territory in the meantime has normalized, so this year 109 thousand hectares were sown instead of the previously planned 92 thousand hectares.

Therefore, experts expect that the total rice harvest will be sufficient. And not only in order to ensure domestic consumption (it is approximately 540 thousand tons per year), but also in order to ensure exports at a sufficient level.

In general, it is planned to harvest about 1 million tons of rice this year.

The main producing regions remain the same: first of all, this is the Krasnodar Territory, and last year there was a significant increase in sown areas in the Chechen Republic, which can also take its rightful place among the rice producing regions in the near future.