Russia’s Grain Exports Were 15 Million Tons, Rusagrotrans Says

Russia exported more than 15 million metric tons of grain from July through November, including 12.8 million tons of wheat and 1.7 million tons of barley, Rusagrotrans said.

In November, shipments were almost 2.6 million tons and the country is expected to export another 2.5 million tons in December, the country’s biggest carrier of grain by rail said in a report dated Dec. 15.

Russia’s five biggest grain exporters by volume accounted for 43 percent of shipments in the first five months of the marketing season that began July 1, Rusagrotrans said. They were International Grain Co., a Russian unit of Glencore International AG, Louis Dreyfus, Yug Rusi, Bunge Ltd. and Aston FFI, according to the report.

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