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Russia’s Grain Shipments Gained 32% to 18.3 Million Tons

March 02, 2012

Russia’s grain exports increased 32 percent to 18.3 million metric tons in 2011 from a year earlier, the Federal State Statistics Service said.

Russia used 87.6 million tons of grain last year, or 12 percent more than in 2010, the service, known as Rosstat, said today in an e-mailed statement. That included 10.7 million tons of seeds for sowing, which was 4.9 percent more than a year earlier.

Animal feed accounted for 10.7 million tons of grains, which was almost 4 percent more than the year before. Millers refined 47.9 million tons of grains for the food industry and animal feed, 9 percent more than in 2010, the service said.

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