Kazakhstan harvest 13.3mn tones of grain as of Sep 12.

By bne IntelliNews September 14, 2011
Kazakhstan harvested 13.3mn metric tones of grain as of Sep 12, on 8.6mn ha or 53.1% of the total area to be harvested, the Agriculture Ministry has said. The average yield stood at 1.54 tones from 1 ha. On the same date of previous year, the country harvested 10.422mn tones on 12.633mn ha with the average yield of 0.83 tones from 1 ha. To remind you, the Agriculture Ministry expects grain harvest to reach 18.9mn tones this year and export potential for 2011-2012 marketing year is projected at the level of 10mn tones. Last year, Kazakhstan harvested 12.2mn tones of grain due to drought. In 2010-2011 marketing year, grain exports amounted to 5.9mn tones.

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