Kazakhstan Wheat Exports May Reach 13 Million Tons, Union Says

By Marina Sysoyeva on April 02, 2012

Kazakhstan Wheat Exports May Reach 13 Million Tons, Union SaysKazakhstan’s wheat exports may be 13 million metric tons in the season starting July 1, according to the country’s Grain Union Chairman Nurlan Tleubayev.

Wheat exports will also reach the same amount in the current season, including 4 million tons of flour calculated in grain equivalent, Tleubayev said today at a video conference from Astana. Barley exports may be 600,000 tons this season, he said.

Kazakhstan, which plans to sow 16.3 million hectares (40.3 million acres) with grains, expects to get a “medium” grain harvest of 15 million tons in the next season, Anna Buts, director of the farming department at Kazakhstan’s agriculture ministry, said at the conference.

To contact the reporter on this story: Marina Sysoyeva in Moscow msysoyeva@bloomberg.net

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