Kazakhstan harvested over 18 mln tonnes of grains — Ministry of Agriculture




As of October 11, Kazakh agrarians harvested grains and pulses throughout the areas of 14.9 mln ha, against 14.51 mln ha on the same date last year, which reached 97.6% of the plan (15.263 mln ha), reported the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

At the same time, the production volumes of grains totaled 18.528 mln tonnes (in 2018 — 21.059 mln tonnes), with the average yield of 1.24 t/ha (1.45 t/ha).

In particular, two oblasts of the country already harvested over 4 mln tonnes of grains each: North Kazakhstan oblast harvested 4.675 mln tonnes of grains throughout 97.3% of the planned areas, and Akmola oblast — 4.581 mln tonnes (95.1%). Another two oblasts harvested over 1 mln tonnes of grains each: Almaty oblast harvested 1.069 mln tonnes of grains (88.3%), and Kostanay oblast — 2.947 mln tonnes (the harvesting works completed).

At the same time, six oblasts of the country already completed the harvesting campaign: East Kazakhstan oblast harvested 934.1 thsd tonnes of grains, Karaganda oblast — 867.3 thsd tonnes, Pavlodar oblast — 822.8 thsd tonnes, Kyzylorda oblast — 548.9 thsd tonnes, Aktobe oblast — 379.9 thsd tonnes, and West Kazakhstan oblast — 249 thsd tonnes.

In addition, the other oblasts still have to harvest grains throughout the range of 1.6% (Turkistan oblast) to 11.7% (Almaty oblast) of the remaining areas.