Kazakhstan has thrashed 4 million tons of grain

28 августа 2012, 10:00
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As of August 27 Kazakhstan has harvested grain in 39.6% of the area under crops. According to the country’s Agriculture Ministry, 4 million tons have been thrashed so far.

The Ministry elaborated that grain has been harvested in 6 133 000 hectares, with the average crop capacity standing at 7.4 metric centers per hectare.

Due to this year’s draught the grain harvest is expected at only 13 million tons of grain.

Tengrinews.kz reported earlier that last agricultural year’s grain carryover stands at over 9 million tons. The grain export potential for the 2012-2013 marketing year is estimated at 12 million tons.

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.

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