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Kazakhstan banned the export of onions

Updated Jan 26, 2023
Kazakhstan's interdepartmental commission on foreign trade policy and participation in economic organizations decided to ban the export of onions for a period of 3 months. This is stated in the notification of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This decision was made to prevent the mass export of onions from Kazakhstan and to stabilize their prices.
Follow the news in a convenient format: Follow us on Twitter "The frenetic demand of third countries for Kazakh onions is connected with natural disasters in Pakistan, one of the largest producers of onions in Asia and the world. Floods in this country provoked a worldwide increase in onion prices, including in the market of our republic. Additional pressure on the cost is severe frosts in the southern regions of Kazakhstan, as well as in Uzbekistan, where a large volume of production was spoiled. The main producers of onions are now actively importing the Kazakh product," the ministry explained. According to the Bureau of National Statistics of Kazakhstan, in 2022, the onion harvest in the country amounted to 1.1 million tons, while the annual volume of domestic consumption is about 315 thousand tons, that is, almost 3.5 times less. At present, the confirmed stocks of onions in Kazakhstan amount to 152.4 thousand tons, or only 14% of the total volume of last year's harvest. These ...
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