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Russia ranks among the EU’s top five grain suppliers for the first time since March 2022

MOSCOW, December 2 – RIA Novosti. A year and a half later, Russia is back among the top five grain suppliers to the European Union as a result of the highest purchase volumes since March last year, according to analysis of RIA Novosti data. Eurostat.

So, in September, the EU sharply increased imports of Russian grain – by 22 percent per month and a tenfold increase per year to 180 thousand tons. This is the highest level since March 2022, which allowed Russia to take fourth place among the largest grain exporters to the European Union.

Ukraine became the main import point of the association. Deliveries from there increased by one percent during the month, but on the contrary decreased by a quarter during the year, falling to 1.2 million tons.

Brazil ranks second; In September, it increased its exports by 1.8 times to 1.1 million tons. Turkey also ranked among the top three by sending 204 thousand tons (plus four percent for the month) of grain to the European Union. Canada, whose sales decreased by a third to 139 thousand tons, is in the top five.

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Source: Ria

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