Grain stocks in Kazakhstan started dwindling in view of rising exports


According to the Statistics Committee of Kazakhstan, growers of all types held 12.1 MMT of cereals and pulses as of March 1, 2018, i.e. 3.1% more than on the same date a year ago (11.7 MMT), reports UkrAgroConsult.

As a reminder, grain inventories in Kazakhstan were up 8.3% year-on-year as of February 1, 2018 (14.2 MMT against 13.1 MMT). The slump resulted from quickening grain exports from Kazakhstan in MY 2017/18.

Wheat inventories as of March 1, 2018 were up 2% year-on-year at 9.91 MMT, including 7.93 MMT of milling wheat, 0.65 MMT of feed wheat and 1.33 MMT of wheat for seed.

As of the reporting date, barley stocks totaled 1.25 MMT that is up 5.4% on the year, while those of corn were 93.3 KMT, rice – 213.2 KMT, rye – 26.3 KMT, oats – 165.9 KMT, buckwheat – 126.9 KMT, millet – 14.9 KMT.



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