Production of buckwheat in Russia for the month rose by almost half

a Leader in the increase of buckwheat: in March, the volume of production of buckwheat was 50.5 thousand tons. Growth to February 2020 45.8% by March 2019 – 41,1 %. In comparison with the first quarter of last year the production volumes of buckwheat in the first quarter of 2020 below 5.7%.

Significantly increased the manufacture of macaroni and similar farinaceous products: the growth in February 2020 was 25.9 %, by March 2019 – 20,7 % (volume in March 2020 – 144 thousand tons). This is 7.6% more than in January-March last year.

Manufacture of vegetable and animal oils and fats increased in the first quarter of 2020 by 19% compared to January-March last year and 17.7% in March 2020, compared to the same month in 2019. Fruit and vegetables in March of this year were processed and canned 17.4% more compared to March 2019. The leader among vegetables is the potato. The amount of processing in the previous month increased by 24.3% compared to March last year. The production of butter in March compared with the same period a year ago increased to 16.2% and of cheese by 15.5%.

But in March of sugar was produced less by 34.1% in comparison with the same month in 2019, and a 70.7% compared to February 2020.

“food Production and processing of agricultural products remain one of the growth drivers” – recognize Rosstat. According to the results of the first quarter the industry has gained 9.9 percent compared to the same period last year. The office noted that large load of processing capacity was ensured by the high yield 2019.

However, much more dramatic results for the results for March showed some non-food markets. Thus, the production of computers and components for them in comparison with March of last year grew by 75.5% over the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year – by 67.2%. Also among the leaders in the manufacture of pharmaceutical substances, including antibiotics: the growth of these products compared to March 2019 – 64,1%, and in comparison with February 2020 – 78,3%.