Kazakhstan can supply 1.5-2 million tons of grain to Russia in this marketing year
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 23 / corr Trend S.Suleymanov /
Kazakhstan can deliver to Russia 1.5-2 million tons of grain in this marketing year, ProdKorporation Managing Director for Commercial Issues, said in an interview for Trend.
"Kazakhstan may deliver to Russia 1.5-2 million tons of grain in this marketing year," Uvashev said. "It is mainly dealt with the Asian part of the neighboring country, which includes Chelyabinsk and Omsk regions."
In general, Kazakhstan's export potential will comprise 8 million tons in this marketing year.
Earlier Uvashev said that Kazakhstan in its grain exports will focus on the republics of Central Asia and South Caucasus this year.
Azerbaijan's grain demand is 1.2-1.3 million tons and Georgia's is about 800,000 tons in 2010," he said. "Kazakhstan can safely absorb these volumes if supplies from Russia and Ukraine are restarted to these South Caucasus republics."
Uvashev noted that if Kazakhstan does not take advantage of the situation, the South Caucasus will seek other suppliers.