Russian exports of sunflower oil for 8 months of this year, almost double the supply for the full year 2011, the head of the Agriculture Ministry, Nikolai Fyodorov.
"There was a real oleifera" export the revolution "- he praised these achievements at the ministerial meeting on the cleaning of oil and fat industry providing raw materials. In 2010, Russian exports amounted to 417.5 thousand tons, in 2011 — 512.8 thousand tons, and for 8 months of 2012 have already been sold abroad 1,000,000 103.6 thousand tons of sunflower oil. and noted the need to take advantage of the WTO to increase the export potential of Russian agricultural products. "Development of the oilseed sector — a good example of how in a short time, the industry can be profitable and export-oriented, "- said the Minister.
Meanwhile, the head of the Ministry of Agriculture has signed a decree on holding grain interventions. Trade interventions, it is the realization of grain from the state fund, held in the event of a significant price increase in the market to stabilize the situation. Now the prices and volumes of pre-sales of grain have been agreed with the Ministry of Economic Development. Journalists were told Deputy Agriculture Minister Ilya Shestakov, intervention can begin Oct. 23, will sell up to 100 thousand tons of grain per week by 2013. With accreditation bidders mills of the Siberian, Ural and Far Eastern federal districts have already begun. "As soon as we gather enough participants for a serious competition, and then start bidding. While we anticipate that it will be on October 23," — he said. Shestakov also clarified that the starting price for wheat the third grade of 7.5 thousand rubles per ton, and the fourth-grade wheat — 7.1 thousand rubles. He reminded that the Agriculture Ministry was planning to sell only to the end of the year 500,000 tons of grain. Thus, in the case of the 100 tons per week, the amount may exceed the plan. Ilya Shestakov said that the Agriculture Ministry expects grain interventions and extension in 2013, but in this case the leadership department will contact the authorities with a proposal to conduct interventions in other regions.