Kazakhstan’s Agriculture Minister Yerbol Karashukeyev said exports of Kazakh wheat and flour to traditional markets such as Central Asia, Iran and Afghanistan would continue.
In his speech at the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers today, Karashukeyev said that 23 million hectares of land were planted across the country this year and 16 million hectares of this were grain crops.
He stressed that 95 per cent of the harvest work has been completed across the country and that they plan to harvest 16 million tonnes of wheat this year.
Karashukeyev added that Kazakhstan will continue to export flour to Afghanistan. “In the new period, Kazakh wheat and flour will be sent mainly to traditional markets such as Central Asia, Iran and Afghanistan. “Also, we can increase exports to China this year due to the high quality of wheat,” he said.
It is also known that two-thirds of the flour exported from Kazakhstan is sent directly to Afghanistan.
Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin said the drought in the country this year had a negative impact on cereal products. “Despite this, the domestic demand for wheat in the country will be fully met. “We are planning to export approximately 6.5 million tons of wheat abroad,” he said.AA
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