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Kazakhstan: Wheat Production Surpasses Record

13 January 2012
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

KAZAKHSTAN - The USDA estimates Kazakhstan 2011/12 wheat production at 22.5 million tons, up 1.5 million or 7 per cent from last month, and up 12.8 million or 132 per cent from last year.

The harvest surpassed the previous record of 22.2 million tons, set in 1979 when sown area was nearly 25 per cent higher. Area for 2011/12 is estimated at 13.8 million hectares against 14.5 million last year. Yield is estimated at a record 1.63 tons per hectare (t/ha) compared to 1.52 t/ha last month, 0.67 t/ha last year, and the 5-year average of 1.02 t/ha.

The month-to-month revision is based on preliminary data from the State Statistical Agency. The main wheat-production region benefited from outstanding weather throughout the growing season. Wheat typically comprises about 80 to 85 per cent of Kazakhstan's total grain production.

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January 2012

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