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In the 2021/22 season, there is a positive trend in the supply of Kazakh wheat to premium markets

В сезоне-2021/22 отмечается позитивная динамика в поставках казахстанской пшеницы на премиальные рынки – АПК-Информ
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Wheat
Kazakhstan
Supply Yield / Stock Quantity
Mar 25, 2022
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Kazakhstan, being one of the largest producers and exporters of wheat in the world, exports only about 20% of grain cargo outside the countries of the former CIS and Central Asia. Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Iran remain the key markets for wheat. According to APK-Inform analysts, Uzbekistan, occupying a leading position in terms of purchases of Kazakh wheat, has imported 1.6 million tons of grain since the beginning of the 2021/22 season (for the period July-January), which turned out to be 22% lower than exports for the same period a season earlier. Tajikistan, being in the second position in the ranking of importers of Kazakh wheat, also reduced the volume of purchases in the first half of the season to 610 thousand tons, which is 5% lower than in 2020/21 MY.
At the same time, in January 2022, 49 thousand tons of grain were shipped in this direction, which is 36% less than in January of the previous season. At the same time, Iran significantly increased grain purchases from Kazakhstan in 2021/22 MY, taking the third position. Deliveries in this direction in July-January reached 410 thousand tons, which is 16 times higher than the volume of exports for the same period of the previous season. Thus, the increase in deliveries to Iran by more than 80% compensated for the decline in exports to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan over the period under review. The top five importers of Kazakh wheat this season also included Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. And if shipments in the direction of Afghanistan remain stable, then Turkmenistan increased the volume of imports to 234,000 tons over the specified period, which is 13 times more than the supplies for the same period of the previous season and 8 times more than for the entire 2020/21 MY. In total, in ...
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