Kazakhstan plans to yield 22 million tons of grain
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 20
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Kazakhstan plans to yield 22 million tons of grain in bunker weight in the current marketing year, Kazakh Agriculture ministry reported on Sept. 20.
“Harvesting started in all the regions of the country in the third decade of August. As of September 20 grain was reaped from 11.1 million hectares, which accounts more than 72 percent of the sown area,” First Vice-Minister of Agriculture Kairat Aituganov said delivering a report at the governmental meeting.
As much as 16.5 million tons of grains were harvested in this period. The average yield was 14.9 centners per hectare, which is 3.4 percent above last year's level, Aituganov said.
According to preliminary data, the gross yield is forecasted at 21 million tons. The volume will allow to meet the domestic demand and increase grain export to 9 million tons.
Kazakhstan is among the world's major grain exporters. In 2015 Kazakhstan harvested 19.95 million tons of grain, which is 16 percent more than in 2014.
Kazakh Agriculture Ministry earlier told Trend that in January-July 2016 Kazakhstan exported 4.6 million tons of grain, including flour in grain equivalent, which is 1.3 million tons more than in the same period of 2015.
In the current marketing year, the main volumes of Kazakh grain will be exported to traditional importers – the countries of Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan), as well as Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Iran, the ministry said.
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