Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 31 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakhstan has collected 29.5 million tons of grain from 99.9 percent of sown areas by Oct. 31, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported referring to the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan.
Earlier, Kazakh Deputy Minister of Agriculture Marat Tolibaev said that Kazakhstan plans to export to foreign markets roughly 15 million tons of 2011's grain harvest.
Kazakhstan over fulfilled its target by colleting more than 29 million tons of grain - a record harvest for years of independence.
Due to the record harvest, Kazakhstan is seeking for additional markets for its grain and considering possibility for exporting grain to the African and European countries.
As the Food Contract Corporation of Kazakhstan told Trend earlier, eight million tons of the grain harvest will be used for domestic consumption, the six million tons for traditional markets (Central Asia, Iran, Azerbaijan and other neighboring countries), while five million tons will be bought by Food Corporation to stabilize the market. The rest volume of grain will be exported to new markets.