(MENAFN) Russia might gain its largest grain harvest ever this year, as stated by President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, referring to preliminary data on crops.
“According to experts, the total grain harvest could reach 150 million tons, including about 100 million tons of wheat. This will be a record in the entire history of Russia,” Putin stated, claiming that earlier approximations had ranged from 140 million tons to 147 million tons.
The president recalled that Russia’s biggest grain crop ever was seen 5 years ago – 135.5 million tons, counting 86 million tons of wheat.
“Thus, in the current difficult situation, we are completely guaranteed to cover our own needs for the most important items and receive an additional resource for increasing exports,” Putin added.
According to statistics, so far in 2022, some 138.7 million tons of grain has been reaped, which is about a third more than in the same period of last year.
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