Russia has 10% of the world’s arable land. More than 4/5 of arable land in Russia is on the Central Volga region, the North Caucasus, the Urals and Western Siberia. The main crops: cereals, sugar beet, sunflower, potato, flax.
In 2008, 108 million tons of cereals were harvested in Russia, which is the largest crop since 1990.
At the end of 2015 were collected 97 million tons of grain. During the same year, 16.8 million tonnes of wheat worth $ 2.7 billion were exported from Russia.
Russia is on the 3rd place in the world in the export of cereals (after the US and the EU), and on the 4th place in the world in wheat exports (behind the US, EU and Canada).
In 2015, 29.1 million tons of sugar beet, 28.9 million tons of potatoes and 7.3 million tonnes of sunflower were produced in Russia.
Regions leading in the production of agricultural products in Russia (Top-10 following the results of 2015): Krasnodar region, Rostov region, Belgorod region, Republic of Tatarstan, Voronezh region, Stavropol Territory, Republic of Bashkortostan, Altai region, Volgograd region and the Tambov region. The share of these regions in 2015 had 38.0% of gross output of agriculture in terms of value.