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2011-2012 marketing year grain exports total 12.7 million tons

17 september 2012, 14:56
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©RIA Novosti
©RIA Novosti
In the 2011-2012 Kazakhstan exported over 12.7 million tons of grain, Newskaz.ru reports, citing the country’s Ministry of Agriculture.

“From September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012 Kazakhstan exported 12.7 million tons of grain, including grain equivalent of flour, 2.5 fold more than in the 2010-2011 marketing year”, the statement reads.

According to the Ministry’s Press Service, flour exports for the period totaled 2.6 million tons.

In 2012 Kazakhstan plans to reap a total of 13 million tons of grain, Newskaz.ru reported earlier, citing Agriculture Ministry Executive Secretary Evgenyi Aman as saying August 15.

“According to the estimated information from country regions, the gross harvest figure will stand at about 13 million tons (…) Last agricultural year’s grain carryover stands at over 9 million tons”, he said.

“At the initial stage, Kazakhstan will be exporting within a million tons of grain a month. The grain export potential for the 2012-2013 marketing year is estimated at 12 million tons”, he added at that time.

According to the State Agency for Statistics, grain production in Kazakhstan in 2011 totaled 26.9 million tons (net weight), with exports potential standing at 15 million tons.

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).

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