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Russia’s grain harvest exceeds 91 mln tonnes

November 07, 2013, 21:42 UTC+3

Thus, the harvest by November 2012 was 72.5 milliom tonnes

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MOSCOW, November 7 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s Siberian federal district has reported the biggest in the past ten years harvest of grain - 16.6 million tonnes, the Russian ministry of agriculture said.

In 2012, the harvest of crops in the Siberian federal district was 9.8 million tonnes, and 15.8 million tonnes - in 2011.

According to the ministry, the Urals federal district has harvested 4.6 million tonnes of crops. In 2012, the figure was 3.6 million tonnes, and 7.7 million tonnes - in 2011.

As of November 1, 2013, crops and leguminous plants were harvested from 40.8 million hectares, or 92.7 percent of lands under crops, across Russia. The overall harvest was 91.2 tonnes of grain, which was more than harvested last year. Thus, the harvest by November 2012 was 72.5 milliom tonnes. In 2011, the figure however was 96 million tonnes.

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