Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 1
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
Labor productivity in the agro-industrial complex of Kazakhstan increased by 23 percent last year, Trend reports referring to the Kazakh media.
The Agriculture Ministry noted that one of the factors for the increase in labor productivity was the diversification of acreage.
In 2018, a profit of 12,500 tenge per hectare of wheat and 57,000 tenge per hectare of rapeseed was received. Also, a profit of 300,000 tenge per hectare of cotton, and 1 million tenge per hectare of potatoes and vegetables was received in Kazakhstan.
It should also be noted that in the North Kazakhstan region, the acreage of oilseeds in 2018 reached almost 1 million hectares, which is 37 percent more than in Kostanay (429,800 hectares) and Akmola regions (279,300 hectares) combined.
In 2018, barley exports increased by 2.2 times, rapeseed oil by 3,3 times, and soybeans by 2.5 times. Of the 22.8 million tons of grain harvest, 11.7 million tons were sent for export, which is 33 percent more compared to 2017.
Experts believe that for further export growth it is necessary to continue the trend of deep processing of grain for pasta, starch, gluten and organic chemical fiber production.
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