Monday, 31 October 2016

Kazakhstan harvest 23mmt of grain

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Agriculture report the current harvest stands at 23.6mmt of grains (18.3mmt in 2015) from 15.3mha or 99.8% of the cropped area.

The total average yield was 1.54mt/ha compared to 1.31mt/ha in 2015.

Total output is up nearly 30%, driven in part by a 10% increase in hectares planted but also an 18% increase in yield per hectare reflecting the favourable weather conditions experienced over much of the Black Sea region this year.

We are hoping to include a crop tour through Kazakhstan's grain growing region next spring if we can raise sufficient funds, watch this space.