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  • 30 Dec 2020, 13:23

The main indexes of agroindustrial complex of Russia increased in 2020. The positive dynamics is observed in plant growing, livestock as well as food and processing sectors. The index of agricultural production reached 101.5%, index of food industry totaled 103.9% over 11 months of 2020, informed the press-service of the Ministry of Agriculture.

“Agricultural production increased by more than 2% in Russia in 2020. Preliminary, Russian farmers harvested one of the largest grain crop this year - 133 mln tonnes in clean weight, including 85.9 mln tonnes of wheat. This volume is enough to cover inner needs”, - said the Minister of Agriculture, Dmitry Patrushev.

Production of oilseed crops is expected at 21 mln tonnes. Despite unfavorable weather in some regions, sunflower seed crop exceeded the multiyear average and totaled 13.3 mln tonnes. Farmers harvested record 2.6 mln tonnes of rapeseed. Soybean crop matched the lest year’s 4.3 mln tonnes.