"The current volumes of production of cereal crops allow us to meet the demand of processing enterprises and fully meet the needs of the population in the main types of cereals," the Ministry of Agriculture quotes TASS.

It is noted that at the moment the ministry is developing a number of measures aimed at preventing further growth in prices for buckwheat.

Earlier, the newspaper "Vedomosti", citing representatives of a number of retail chains and suppliers, reported a likely rise in prices for cereals.

It was also reported that the Ministry of Agriculture assessed the situation with rice prices.