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Rising Grain Exports by the Former Soviet Union Region

by Olga Liefert, William Liefert, and Eric Luebehusen

Outlook No. (WHS-13A-01) 26 pp, February 2013

During the 2000s, the three major grain-producing countries of the former Soviet Union--Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine (KRU)--became a large grain-exporting region. This report examines why this has happened and also provides the outlook for the region’s production and exports over the next 10 years.

Keywords: Former Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, grain, wheat, corn, barley, meat, production, productivity, feed demand, exports, imports, policy, projections

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

For more information contact: Olga Liefert, William Liefert, and Eric Luebehusen