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Buckwheat: Russia's production reaches 1 million mt

November 23, 2021 10:54 AM, Der AUDITOR
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BEIJING/MOSCOW. Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan were able to increase their buckwheat production this year. Germany's imports, however, declined noticeably in the first month of this season. In China, prices remained stable.

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Russia's buckwheat crop was slightly up year-on-year, breaking the 1 million mt mark. Compared to last year, the area under cultivation increased by 12% to 975,900 ha. Thus, even under the less than optimal growing conditions of this summer, the buckwheat crop could be increased by 66,000 mt or 6% to 1.037 million mt. According to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, this quantity is sufficient to meet domestic demand.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian farmers were able to finish the harvest with a result of 110,700 mt, an

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