1 Dec 2023 13:59

Bangladesh to keep buying Russian wheat, but will go by price - ambassador

TYUMEN. Dec 1 (Interfax) - Bangladesh, one of the largest importers of Russian wheat, will continue to buy in Russia, but will go by the price, the country's ambassador to Russia, Kamrul Ahsan told Interfax.

"This is a constant process, it continues always. That is, this is conducted at the state level, wheat imports from Russia," he said.

Asked whether the country plans to increase imports from Russia, Ahsan said this was a "complicated question."

"Accordingly, if our importers find a more favourable offer somewhere on the market, perhaps they will consider it. But Russian wheat is considered to be of very good quality," Ahsan said.

Russia exported 1.8 million tonnes of wheat to Bangladesh in the last agricultural year (July 2022-June 2023), compared to 317,500 tonnes a year earlier, putting it in ninth place, the Russian Grain Union's analytics department reported. In the period from November 1 to 20, Russia increased exports to Bangladesh by 60% to 251,100 tonnes and rose to second place.