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Patrushev: Russia will export up to 70 million tons of grain in the 2023-2024 season

MOSCOW, February 21 – RIA Novosti. Russia expects to supply up to 70 million tons of grain abroad in the 2023-2024 agricultural year (from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024), Head of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev said in a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Putin. .

Patrushev said, “We expect that exports in 2024 will not be less than in 2023. I said that our agricultural product prices have dropped very seriously. We plan to supply up to 70 million tons of grain abroad this year.”

He reminded that the income from the supply of agricultural products in 2023 reached 43.5 billion dollars, an increase of 1.5 billion compared to 2022. The Minister emphasized, “Our export revenue in 2000 was 1.4 billion. In other words, in these 24 years, we actually managed to increase our export revenue from agricultural products by 30 times.”

In the 2022-2023 agricultural year, grain supplies for export amounted to 60 million tons, of which approximately 47 million tons were wheat, and the Ministry of Agriculture had previously estimated 65 million tons of grain in the 2023-2024 season. The estimate has now been upgraded; Before that, in mid-February, the ministry had proposed increasing the grain export quota, in effect since February 15, to 28 million tonnes.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev during a meeting - RIA Novosti, 1920, 21.02.2024

Putin thanked Patrushev for a good start to agricultural work

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