Uzbekistan increases purchasing prices for grain
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 11
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbek Cabinet of Ministers has affirmed by decree the purchasing prices for grain of the cereals of 2015 yield, supplied for the state needs.
In accordance with the decree, the purchasing price of one metric ton of durum wheat of the first and third classes in Uzbekistan increases by 10.1 percent.
The purchase price of one metric ton of wheat with not less than 28 percent of gluten rises to 754,750 Uzbek soums, at least 25 percent gluten - up to 665,660 Uzbek soums, at least 22 percent - up to 605,590 Uzbek soums.
The purchasing price of one metric ton of durum wheat of the fourth grade with a gluten content of not less than 18 percent in Uzbekistan increased by 21.1 percent - up to 460,000 Uzbek soums.
In addition, the purchasing price for soft wheat also increases by 10.1 percent, according to the document. The purchasing price is set in the range of 628,376 - 411,535 soums for a ton of wheat of the first to fourth grade with the percentage of gluten from 32 to 18 percent.
The price per metric ton for the hard and soft wheat of the fifth grade varieties with unlimited levels of gluten is set at 380,500 soums, which is 10 percent more than the year before.
The purchasing price for rye and triticale of the first to third grades is set at 437,000 soums per ton, fourth grade - 368,000 soums, oats - from 643,554 soums to 360,860 soums, depending on the class, malting barley - 573,214 soums, first and second class barley - 450,625 and 360,860 soums per ton, respectively. Growth of the purchase price for these varieties was also 10 percent compared with last year.
In Uzbekistan, with a population of 30 million people, the internal need of the food wheat is more than 4 million metric tons, while taking into account the reserves - 5 million metric tons.
In 2014, grain production in Uzbekistan amounted to 8,050 million metric tons (against 7.61 million metric tons in 2013), according to official statistics.
Edited by CN