July 26, 2013
Kazakhstan is likely to consider exporting additional grain supplies to South-East Asia via China, according to report citing chairman of the State Agricultural Complex Inspection of Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry Saktash Khassenov.
"We are working on expansion of grain export and there is a positive dynamics in grain supplies to China. Additionally, we are considering export of grain to other countries in South-East Asia via China," Khassenov said.
According to Kazakhstan Minister of Economy and Budget Planning Yerbolat Dossayev, the 2013 grain harvest will make around 15 million tonnes in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan planned to export 7.1 million tonnes of grain in 2012-13.
Earlier it was reported that the grain harvest was expected later this year because of the weather conditions. In this relation Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry called Kazakhstan agricultural producers to be ready for a two-stage grain harvesting. According to the weather experts, there is enough moisture in the soil for the spring sowing campaign in most parts of the country.