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Kazakhstan may export up to 15 million tons of grain

26 october 2011, 13:46
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Kazakhstan plans to export up to 15 million tons of grain harvested in 2011, Novosti Kazakhstan reports, citing Vice Minister of Agriculture Marat Tolibayev.

“We have had a bumper harvest this year: over 29 million tons of grain. This will enable us to consider exporting up to 15 million tons of grain”, Tolibayev said when speaking at an international conference on agriculture innovations October 26.

As of today grain has been harvested in 99.7% of the area under grain, with 29.3 million tons thrashed so far.
According to Kazakhstan’s Agriculture Ministry, grain harvest (net weight) is estimated at 22-23 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).

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