An absolute record in modern Russian history has been fixed in the term of supply of agricultural products to China: since July 1, 2017 until May 15, 1 million 231 thousand tons of products were exported, the Rosselkhoznadzor (Russia’s agricultural safety watchdog) reported with reference to the «Argus-Fito» FSIS.
The main exported items are soybeans (846.2 thousand tons), rape seeds (108.1 thousand tons), wheat (41.3 thousand tons), and corn (23 thousand tons). Since November 1, 2017, a number of crops have been allowed for export, including among others 46.6 thousand tons of flax seeds, 7.5 thousand tons of buckwheat, 2.6 thousand tons of sunflower seeds, 2.1 thousand tons of oats that have already been shipped, according to the «Interfax» IA.
Now the issue of permits for the export of barley, millet, sorghum and grain processing products is also being resolved.
At the end of March a long-term contract for the supply of Russian agricultural products to China was signed between Moscow and Beijing.