As of September 26, Russia produced 84.7 mln tonnes of grains, an increase of 27.7 mln tonnes compared to the same period of the last drought year, and down 0.6 mln tonnes compared to the successful year of 2009.
Agrarians harvested grains and leguminous crops throughout the areas of 36.6 mln ha, or 82.9% of the planned areas. Grain yield increased to the level of 23.1 c/ha against 19 c/ha last year. However, the present year index is lower by 0.9 c/ha compared to the yield in 2009, according to data of the Ministry of Agriculture.
According to the forecast of the Ministry of Agriculture, the general grain production in 2011 will reach the level of nearly 90 mln tonnes against 60.9 mln tonnes in 2010, and 97 mln tonnes in 2009.