Ministry: Russia stops grain exports outside EAEU till Jul 1
MOSCOW, Apr 27 (PRIME) -- Russia has stopped grain exports outside the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) until July 1 after exporters used the entire 7 million tonne non-tariff grain export quota, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement on April 26.
On March 31, the Russian government introduced an export quota of 7 million tonnes on exports of wheat, rye, barley, and corn to the countries outside the EAEU until June 30. According to the ministry, Russian exporters used the entire quota as of April 26.
УIn accordance with the government order 385 as of March 31, 2020, exports of wheat, rye, barley and corn to the countries that are not members of the Eurasian Economic Union will be stopped until July 1, 2020,Ф the statement read.
The ministry said earlier that Russia exported 36.1 million tonnes of grain from the start of the current agricultural year on July 1, 2019 through April 16, 2020, a 6.7% fall on the year.
RussiaТs grain exports amounted to 43.3 million tonnes, including 35.2 million tonnes of wheat, from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.