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Revised gross grain harvest in Kazakhstan amounted to 21.5 million tons PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 11:57

Revised gross grain harvest in Kazakhstan amounted to 21.5 million tons, said on Friday at a briefing in the office of the Central Communications Vice Minister of Agriculture Gulmira Isayeva. In addition, according to her information, the country intends to export 9 million tons of grain.

"After revision of grain, the gross harvest amounted to 21.5 million tons. Now we have set a goal for this year to export 9 million tons of grain", she says.

As for the markets, then, according to her, they are traditional - Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia, Iran and China.

"Together with "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy " we are working to ship the first batch of 700 tons of our grain to Vietnam" - she informes as well.

We recall, as previously reported the IA "Kazakh-Zerno", this year farmers of Kazakhstan collected 23 680.9 thousand tons of crops.

As explained in the Ministry of Agriculture, in 2016 it is harvested 17.8 million tons of wheat, 3.3 mln. tons of barley and 347 thousand tons of oats, 63.9 thousand tons of millet, 502.6 thousand tons of rice and 736, 5 thousand tons of legumes, and other cereals.

For comparison: in 2015 it was harvested 14.6 million tons of wheat, 2.9 million tons of barley, 278.6 thousand tons of oats, 41.6 thousand tons of millet, 457,4 thousand tons of rice, 830 thousand tons of legumes, and other cereals.

It should be noted that this year the acreage of crops in Kazakhstan amounted to about 21.7 million ha, which is 445.1 thousand ha more than in the previous year. Of the total area grain crops are sown on the area of 15.4 million hectares, oilseeds - on 2 million hectares, melons and potatoes - on 426.7 million hectares. In particular, wheat occupied 12.2 million hectares (an increase of 441.4 thousand ha), forage crops - 4 million hectares (an increase of 254.4 thousand ha), cotton - 109.3 thousand hectares (an increase of 10.1 thousand ha), sugar beet - 12.1 thousand hectares (an increase of 2.7 thousand ha).

 




 

 

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