Kazakhstan significantly increases wheat exports

Business Materials 4 April 2019 17:16 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 4

By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:

In January this year, Kazakhstan exported 691,800 tons of wheat and meslin, which is 35.1 percent more than in January last year, Trend reports via Energyprom.kz.

In money, exports amounted to $116.7 million (52.5 percent up year-on-year).

Uzbekistan ($43.5 million, 63 percent up year-on-year), Tajikistan ($21.3 million, 2.1 times up) and Azerbaijan ($14.5 million, 5.1 times up) are the main importers of Kazakhstan's wheat and meslin.

It should be noted that the countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan are Kazakhstan's traditional wheat supply markets. It is also planned to increase supplies to China to one million tons. Currently, the issue of supplying Kazakh wheat to Georgia is being worked out.

Last year, the gross wheat harvest in Kazakhstan decreased by 5.8 percent compared to 2017 and amounted to 13.9 million tons. 2018 yield was 12.3 quintals per hectare, which is 0.9 percent less than in 2017.


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