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Russia is expected to start wheat supplies to China in autumn

July 11, 2016, 14:27 UTC+3

As soon as the grain of the four Siberian regions is harvested it will be delivered to China, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture

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MOSCOW, July 11. /TASS/. Russia’s Agriculture Ministry expects the start of mass wheat supplies to China in autumn of 2016, when the new crop is harvested, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Sergey Levin told TASS.

"We will gradually build up supplies of wheat, the supplies are possible already this year. The condition for the admission of Russian wheat to the Chinese market is the separate storage of spring and winter wheat. As soon as we have the grain of the new harvest, which will happen this fall, and we are talking about four Siberian regions, this grain can be delivered to China. Accordingly, we expect a significant increase in volumes," he said.

Levin added that earlier wheat shipments to China were made as part of border trade, and now it concerns a full flow of new crop grain.

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