Kazakhstan plans to export 9 million tons of wheat during current marketing year that ends in July 2014, up 45% from previous marketing year, government official says

ALMATY, Kazakhstan , September 24, 2013 () – Kazakhstan plans to export 9 million tons of wheat this marketing year (July 2013 to July 2014), which is 45% higher than in the previous marketing year.

"The export potential is estimated at 9 million tons of wheat in 2013-2014 marketing year, or 2.8 million tons more compared with the previous marketing year," Kazakh Vice Minister of Agriculture Marat Tolybayev told Interfax-Kazakhstan.

According to him, this includes about 1.7-2 million tons of flour.

This year Kazakhstan will produce 4 million tons of flour or the same amount as last year, the vice minister said.

The Agriculture Ministry expects this year's grain harvest to reach 18.5 million tons.

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