Kazakhstan plans to export grain to Black and Baltic Sea regions
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov 3 /Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakhstan plans to export 2.5 million tons of grain to the Black and Baltic Sea regions, Kazakh Minister of Agriculture Asylzhan Mamytbekov said, Kazakhstan Today reported.
"Measures have been taken to promote exports to the Black and Baltic seas regions where our grain has been uncompetitive. We will deliver about 2.5 million tons of grain in this direction," said Mamytbekov at a plenary session of the Senate [Kazakh Parliament's higher chamber].
According to Mamytbekov, 8 million tons of grain more will be sent to traditional markets.
Kazakhstan expects to harvest at least 26 million tons of grain in net weight, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported. It will be a record grain harvest of 60 years.
Export potential is estimated at 15 million tons.
Kazakhstan is also considering possibility for exporting grain to the African countries, the Food Contract Corporation of Kazakhstan told Trend earlier.