Kazakhstan’s grain export potential to hit 8 million tons in 2012
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 13, /Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakhstan's grain export potential will hit roughly 8 million tons in the current marketing year, Kazakh Agriculture Vice Minister Muslim Umiryaev said.
"The export potential will hit 7-8 million tons," Umiryaev said.
Kazakhstan collected 14.7 million tons of grain in bunker weight in 2012.
"According to the preliminary data of the regional departments of the Agriculture Ministry, grain harvest after cleaning is expected to hit 12.3 million tons in gross weight," Agriculture Ministry reported.
According to the Ministry, this year's grain harvest and the remained 9.8 million tons of the last year's grain harvest will be enough to meet the domestic needs and to export 8 million tons.
Kazakhstan is among the world's major grain exporters. In 2011 the republic had a record harvest of nearly 27 million tons of grain in net weight. A low harvest in this season was a result of the drought, which occurred in summer in main grain regions.