ロシアが小麦の記録的豊作で輸出にドライブ: ずくなしの冷や水

2017年10月17日

ロシアが小麦の記録的豊作で輸出にドライブ

RT2017/10/16
Russia on track to break 40-yr Soviet record on grain harvest
Russia is due to reap an all-time high grain harvest this year, breaking the Soviet era record from before the war in Afghanistan.
The country expects to harvest at least 128 million tons of grain by the end of the year, Petr Chekmarev from the Ministry of Agriculture told RIA Novosti.

Agriculture Minister Aleksandr Tkachev has said he expected the harvest could be as much as 130 million tons.

"To date, we have harvested 131 million tons in bunker weight, we forecast to collect somewhere around 138 million tons, it will be 128 million tons at net weight," Chekmarev said.

He added that the end of harvesting is expected in early December.

Last year, Russia managed to become the world’s leading producer and exporter of grain, after shipping 34 million tons from its 119 million ton harvest.

The previous record was set by the Soviet Union in 1978, just before the war in Afghanistan.

Russia has been boosting investment in agriculture after the sharp decline in oil prices significantly cut into revenues from the middle of 2014.

The country is also expanding production of non-GMO food. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the value of the organically produced food industry was $178 million in 2015, a substantial increase from 2010’s $116 million.

RT2017/10/11
Russian food exports may reach $20bn this year
Foodstuffs exported by Russia have increased significantly in recent years and will continue to grow, said Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev at a meeting of the Russian business mission in Morocco.

The Russian delegation led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is in Morocco to discuss cooperation in energy, transport, agriculture, tourism, and other sectors.

"Russian food exports have actively developed in the past years. They have increased by three and a half times in the past decade, from $5 billion to $17 billion in 2016," said Tkachev.

"We expect the exports to amount to about $20 billion in 2017,” he added.

The minister said it's not just about the growth in exports but also their “diversification in terms of both geography and structure.”

Prime Minister Medvedev has said Russia is successfully regaining the status of a “major supplier on the global food market."

The country became the world’s leading exporter of grain last year after shipping 34 million tons out of its 119 million ton harvest. It is projected to harvest a record 130.7 million metric tons this year.

Currently, Russia is exporting wheat to Egypt, China, Venezuela, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. Laos, Mexico, and Columbia have recently expressed interest in buying grain from Russia.

RT2017/9/8
Russia to boost wheat exports on expectations of record harvest
The booming Russian agriculture sector is attracting new customers, with China and Venezuela planning to increase imports of Russian wheat. The country is expecting a record grain crop this year, exceeding the numbers from 1978.
Four thousand tons of spring wheat will be delivered to China from Russia’s Novosibirsk region by October 10. It’s the first batch of wheat purchased by China's largest food processor COFCO.

"Together with our suppliers, we plan to discuss how to better meet the demand of Chinese mills. We want to know more about the production and the quality of Russian wheat in order to prepare for the expansion of imports,” said COFCO’s general manager for wheat Ma Lijun.

COFCO is among the 500 largest global companies and is ready to import up to two million tons of Russian grain, gradually increasing to five million tons.

Venezuela is also expecting to increase Russian wheat imports. President Nicolas Maduro says he plans to discuss it with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

"I will talk to President Putin - very soon I'm going to Moscow – about increasing [deliveries of wheat – Ed.] to 100,000 tons," said Maduro at a meeting of the country’s Constitutional Assembly. The current agreements is for Venezuela to import 60,000 tons per month.

Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Egypt have also expressed an interest in buying more grain from Russia, including wheat.

Last year, Russia managed became the world’s leading exporter of grain, after shipping 34 million tons out of its 119 million ton harvest.

According to the Moscow-based grain consultant ProZerno, the country is expected to harvest 130.7 million metric tons this year. It is 2.6 percent more than the previous record set in 1978 before the Soviet-Afghan War.

Agriculture has become Russia’s second biggest export after oil and gas.

The head of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Jose Graziano da Silva said Russia has made considerable progress in developing its agricultural sector and is now a major player in the world agricultural market.

ロシアの穀物生産については改めて取り上げますが、チェルノブイリ事故の頃はソ連は穀物の世界最大の輸入国でした。ソ連の作況予想が国際穀物価格を動かしました。

RT2017/9/19
Mexico, Colombia & Laos want Russian grain
The flourishing Russian agriculture sector is gaining momentum as more countries start buying the country's grain. Laos, Columbia, and Mexico, are the newest customers according to Russia's food and safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.

“New markets are opening, like Laos and Columbia, which have never before purchased grain from us… Mexico also began buying; we have already supplied about 300,000 tons of grain,” the head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert told Rossiya 24 TV Channel.

He said the 2017 wheat harvest is high quality and it’s necessary to keep it up “because markets are won by good quality.”

According to Dankvert, it’s important to diversify grain production. “We need to produce the same amount of wheat, increasing, for example, the production of corn because of major importers like Iran and Turkey,” he said.

Russia has recently boosted wheat export contracts on expectations of a record grain harvest. According to the Moscow-based grain consultant ProZerno, the country is projected to harvest 130.7 million metric tons this year. It is 2.6 percent more than the previous record set in 1978 before the Soviet-Afghan War.

RT2017/9/20

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