Kazakhstan already harvested 43.7% of grain 09 сентября 2011, 16:57
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As of September 9 Kazakhstan has harvested 43.7% of grain, Agriculture Minister Assylzhan Mamytbekov wrote in his Twitter. “As of September 9 Kazakhstan has reaped cereal crops in 7 million hectares out of 16.2 million hectares (43.7%). Threshed grain has already exceeded last year’s total amount by 1 million tons”, according to the Minister. Sky-high grain harvest estimate stands at about 22 million tons as of the end of July, Agrosektor.kz reported earlier, citing the Kazakhstan’s Research Institute for Environmental and Climate Studies. Agriculture Minister Assylzhan Mamytbekov had told a briefing August 17 2011 that grain harvest in Kazakhstan would make up 18.9 million tons. According to the Agriculture Ministry stats, Kazakhstan exported 5.9 million tons of grain in the 2010-2011 marketing year. This figure included grain equivalent of exported flour (2.5 million tons). The grain was traditionally exported to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. According to the Government’s web-site, grain harvest in 2010 totaled 12.2 million tons (net weight). Grain harvest of 2009 made up 22.7 million tons (bunker weight).