On Thursday, the Russian Export Centre told us that Russia became the world leader in wheat exports in 2016:
According to evaluations, in 2016, Russia’s wheat exports exceeded 25 million tonnes, which surpassed last year’s  record by about 14 percent.
The Centre also noted that the USA, the long-standing world leader in wheat exports, exported about 24 million tonnes in 2016, Canada and Australia, about 20 million tonnes, whilst France and the Ukraine exported 18 million tonnes of wheat. According to the Centre, Egypt was the largest importer of Russian wheat, purchasing about 5.7 million tonnes. Other buyers were Turkey, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Yemen, Sudan, Iran, and Morocco. In 2016, Russia had a record grain harvest, totalling about 119.1 million tonnes, including 73.3 million tonnes of wheat.
26 January 2017