Kazakhstan increased grain reserves by nearly 32%

August 20. AgriMarket

During January-July period of 2009, the volumes of gross output of agricultural products in Kazakhstan totaled 400.6 bln tenge (2.67 bln USD), including plant growing – 27.6 bln tenge (184.36 mln USD), declared the Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In January-July of 2009, the volumes of gross output of agricultural products in Kazakhstan increased by 2.8% compared to the same period of the previous year.

According to the Agency, as of August 1, 2009, the carry-over stocks of main grains in Kazakhstan totaled 3164.6 thsd tonnes (up 31.7% compared to the same period of 2008), including 2728.8 thsd tonnes of wheat (up 25.7%), 401.8 thsd tonnes of barley (up 2.3 times), 9.4 thsd tonnes of rice and rye each.

As of the beginning of August, the presence of main oilseeds in Kazakhstan totaled 28 thsd tonnes, including 16.9 thsd tonnes of sunflower, 8.8 thsd tonnes of rapeseed.

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