Kazakhstan has exported around 6.5 million tonnes of grain since start of agricultural year on July 1, up 27.7% from year-ago period, says deputy agriculture minister

ALMATY, Kazakhstan , April 4, 2014 () – Since the start of this agricultural year (July 1, 2013 through March 20, 2014) Kazakhstan has exported around 6.5 million tonnes of grain given flour in grain equivalent, up 27.7% from the similar period of the previous agricultural year, Deputy Agriculture Minister Gulmira Isayeva has told Interfax-Kazakhstan.

Isayeva said that "4.5 million tonnes of grain, 1,4 million tonnes of flour have been exported, during the last season grain exports amounted to 3.3 million tonnes, flour exports - 1.3 million tonnes".

The CIS countries got 4.3 million tonnes of grain, 66% of all exports, while the other countries - 2.2 million tonnes.

Uzbekistan accounts for the most of exports - 1.6347 million tonnes, Iran - 801,700 tonnes, Tajikistan - 715,100 tonnes.

The 2013 harvest produced 18.2 million tonnes of grain in net weight what is sufficient for securing Kazakhstan's domestic demand with a possibility to increase export potential to 9 million tonnes, according to Isayeva.

Earlier Kazakhstan planned to export 9 million tonnes of wheat given flour in grain equivalent during the 2013/2014 agricultural year, up 45% from the same period of the previous market year.

(c) 2014 Interfax Information Services

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