Grain harvesting in Kazakhstan is nearing completion. To date, 16.9 million hectares (or 98.7%) have been harvested, with an average yield of 9.7 c/ha, 16.4 million tons of grain in original weight have been threshed. Including farmers threshed 11.4 million tons of wheat, the average crop yield was 8.6 c/ha. Minister of Agriculture Aidarbek Saparov announced this at a government meeting on November 7.
“Despite the bad weather conditions, the expected gross grain harvest is 16 million tons, wheat - 11.3 million tons. Taking into account carry-over grain residues in the amount of 3 million tons, this is more than enough to fully supply the country with bread, flour and pasta,” said the head of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Licensed grain receiving enterprises have already received 4.7 million tons of grain from the new harvest, including 1.8 million tons of class 3 grain.
Today, 1.9 million hectares or 68% of oilseeds have been harvested. With an average yield of 8.4 c/ha, 1.6 million tons of oilseeds were collected. Including sunflower with an average yield of 11.6 c/ha, 747.5 thousand tons were threshed.
As Aidarbek Saparov noted, during the harvest in the main grain-growing regions, heavy rains fell for more than 25 days. The amount of precipitation during this period (65 mm) is three times higher than the annual average (22).