Kazakhstan exported 5 million tonnes of wheat and meslin in 2013, down 32% from year-ago period, according to government statistics; value falls 21.9% to US$1.24B

KYRGYZSTAN , February 17, 2014 () – Kazakhstan has exported 5.023 million tons of wheat and meslin (mixed wheat and rye) in January-December 2013 with the 32% of decrease in comparison with the same period in 2012, the Agency of Statistics of Kazakhstan reported.

Exports of wheat and meslin amounted to $1.235 billion, which is 21.9% less than last year. In addition, Kazakhstan has exported 1.859 million tons of wheat and rye flour (down 16.2%).
Kazakhstan is one of the major grain exporters in the world. In 2013, the harvest of cereals and pulses amounted to 18.9 million tons, including 14.5 million tons of wheat.

As reported earlier, Kazakhstan together with Russia and Ukraine intend to create a grain pool. Presentation of the project will take place in the first quarter of 2014. The project will create new coordinating institution. It also aims at creation of competitive logistics infrastructure.

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