November 4, 2011
Kazakhstan to export grains to Black and Baltic Sea regions
Kazakhstan is planning to export 2.5 million tonnes of grains to the Black and Baltic Sea regions, said the Minister of Agriculture, Asylzhan Mamytbekov.
"Measures have been taken to promote exports to the Black and Baltic seas regions where our grain has been uncompetitive. We will deliver about 2.5 million tonnes of grain in this direction," said Mamytbekov.
According to Mamytbekov, eight million tonnes of grain more will be sent to traditional markets. Kazakhstan expects to harvest at least 26 million tonnes of grain in net weight. It will be a record grain harvest of 60 years. Export potential is estimated at 15 million tonnes. Kazakhstan is also considering possibility for exporting grain to the African countries, the Food Contract Corporation of Kazakhstan told Trend earlier.