Russian Ministry of Agriculture report the country has collected 115mmt of grain, 13% more than the same period last year (102mmt in 2015).
Yield is up at 2.6mt/ha compared to 2.4mt/ha last year which reflects the good growing season experienced this year.
As of October 13, 2016 in the country had combined 43.8mha, up 1.3mha on the same point last year.
Consequently while some of this additional yield is coming from an increase in the tons per hectare gathered, the bulk is coming from more hectares cut.
Winter crop plantings currently stand at 15.1mha or 86.9% of the reported target area (14.8mha in 2015).