President Nazarbayev suggests sending grain to Pakistan

31 january 2014, 13:21
President Nazarbayev suggests sending grain to Pakistan -
Kazakhstan as a major grain supplier to global markets could send some of its grain to Pakistan, Tengrinews reports, citing President Nazarbayev as saying.

“There are some joint farming-related projects under way, notably to process agricultural produce. As a global supplier of grain, Kazakhstan could send its grain to Pakistan. We could study the potential”, President said following the ceremony of presenting credentials by a number of ambassadors in Astana today.

Kazakhstan’s 2013 grain harvest (net weight) made up 18.9 million tons. According to the Kazakh Agriculture Ministry, grain exports in the 2013-2014 marketing year will stand at about 7 million tons.

In 2012 Kazakhstan’s grain harvest amounted to 14.7 million tonnes. 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. The 2010 grain harvest figure totaled 12.2 million tons (net weight). Grain harvest of 2009 made up 22.7 million tons (bunker weight).

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