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Kazakhstan Isn’t Planning to Limit Grain Exports, Ministry Says

July 19, 2012

Kazakhstan, the biggest wheat producer in Central Asia, won’t curb grain exports this year even as drought persists in the main grain-growing regions, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement distributed today.

The country plans to ship about 10 million metric tons of grain in the season that started July 1, according to the statement. Kazakhstan cut this year’s crop forecast to 14 million tons because of dry weather.

Kazakhstan faces an “alarming” drought in its grain growing regions, Kaztag reported July 17, citing Deputy Agriculture Minister Muslim Umiryayev.

To contact the reporter on this story: Svetlana Antoncheva in Astana, Kazakhstan at santoncheva1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Hellmuth Tromm at htromm@bloomberg.net


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