Kazakhstan is one of the World’s Leading Exporters of Grains
Kazakhstan is one of the world’s leading exporters of agricultural grain crops with barley and wheat as the country’s top exported grains.
The country exported a total of 5.5 million tons of grains, worth more than US$862 million in the first 11 months of 2018.
Currently, Kazakhstan-produced wheat is shipped to 70 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran and Turkmenistan.
Expert at Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture, Sagintai Zhumazhanov said that Kazakhstan has recently increased the exports of grains to China with about 500,000 tons of grains sold last year to the country.
“We also sell our grains to Turkey, Italy, Spain, Georgia and other countries. Vietnam has become our new sales market. We exported 40,000 tons of grains to Vietnam in 2018,” he said.
Meanwhile, senior staff of Azerbaijan’s Agriculture Ministry Seadat Gajiyeva said that Azerbaijan received 270,000 tons of grains from Kazakhstan in 2018 and 63,000 tons in 2017.
“The share of Kazakh grains in Azerbaijan’s import volume increased from 5% to 25% last year,” he said.
According to Azerbaijan’s Agriculture Ministry officials, last year the country has purchased Kazakhstan-produced grains worth US$51 million.
In the first quarter of 2019, Kazakhstan has exported 406,000 tonnes of grains to Azerbaijan.