Russia eyes its second-largest grain harvest of 140 mln T in 2023 - TASS


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MOSCOW, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Russia's grain harvest in 2023 is seen at 140 million tonnes, down from last year's record high but still its second-largest ever, with an export potential of about 60 million tonnes, TASS news agency quoted a government minister as saying on Tuesday.

"As far as I know, to date, 137 million tonnes of grain have already been harvested, about 90 million tonnes of wheat... This will be the second record: last year we had 158 million tonnes, this year we think about 140 million tonnes," Deputy Prime Minister Viktoria Abramchenko said, according to TASS.

This was slightly higher than Russian President Vladimir Putin projected last week, saying that the grain harvest this year will be around 137-138 million tonnes.

Both Putin and the Agriculture Ministry had previously put Russia's forecast grain harvest at 135 million tonnes.

(Reporting by Reuters)

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