Kazakhstan significantly ups grain export to China
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 4 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakhstan significantly increased grain export to China in 2012, Kazakh Agriculture Minister Asylzhan Mamytbekov said on Wednesday.
"Grain exports to China are growing. Its volume hit 128,800 tons during five years of 2012 as of June 1," Mamytbekov wrote in his microblog in Twitter.
Meanwhile, Kazakhstan exported only 13,500 tons to China in January-December 2011, the Minister said.
Kazakhstan is among the world's major grain exporters. In 2011 the country grew a record harvest of nearly 27 million tons of grain in net weight. Export potential was estimated at 15 million tons.