Linseed may become the key oilseed in Kazakhstan


The current season of 2016/17 can be considered successful for Kazakh oilseed growers. A record more than 1.9 MMT of oilseeds was harvested in Kazakhstan in 2016, or much higher than in the previous two seasons when their output totaled 1.5 MMT. This was achieved despite the fact that plantings remained actually at last season’s level and shrank by almost 300 Th ha against MY 2014/15. An oilseed yield rise to 0.96 MT/ha – an unprecedented level for Kazakhstan (up 0.15 MT/ha from last year) – also played its role, UkrAgroConsult notes.

The optimum planting time, adequate soil moisture content and favorable agrometeorological conditions throughout the growing season had an effect. Ultimately, crop losses appeared at a minimum level of 134 Th ha against their average of roughly 300 Th ha. This allowed Kazakhstan to become another record maker among Black Sea oilseed producers in MY 2016/17.

Over the last decade, linseed has turned from a niche crop into a staple oilseed cultivated in Kazakhstan. Its share in planted acreage expanded from 1% in MY 2006/07 to 31% in 2016/17.

Full version of the article is available to subscribers for weekly market report “Black Sea Vegoils & CIS” and “Online market review” by UkrAgroConsult.

Further prospects of the Black Sea oilseeds/vegoils market will be discussed at the V International Conference “Black Sea Oil Trade”, which will take place on September 19, 2017 in Hilton hotel, Kiev, Ukraine.



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