Export volumes of grain from North Kazakhstan province announced

Business Materials 6 December 2013 19:49 (UTC +04:00)

Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec.6

By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:

North Kazakhstan province, which is one of the five main granaries of Kazakhstan, exported around 1.5 million tons of high-quality wheat in 2013, governor of North Kazakhstan province Samat Eskendirov said on Dec.6 in Astana speaking at a briefing in the Central Communications Service under the President of Kazakhstan.

"We produced around 5.2 million tons of high-quality wheat in 2013," Eskendirov said.

The province exports on average 2.5 million tons of wheat per year, the governor said. The wheat is mainly exported to CIS countries, European Union, Middle East and North Africa.

""Our grain enjoys sustainable demand thanks to its high quality. Around 1.5 million tons of grain, including 235,000 tons of flour was shipped for export only since early 2013," Eskendirov said.