15 Jun 2022 16:19

Kazakhstan to extend export quotas for grain and flour until Sept 30

ALMATY. June 15 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan will extend quotas for the export of grain and flour until September 30, the Agriculture Ministry said in a press release.

"In order to ensure Kazakhstan's food security, the interagency commission for foreign trade matters and work with the international economic organizations has made a decision to prolong the restrictions on grain exports until September 30, which will include the quota of 550,000 tonnes of wheat and meslin to third countries and the EAEU states and 370,000 tonnes of wheat and rye-wheat flour to the third countries," the press release says.

The government introduced quotas on grain exports from April 15, 2022 until June 15, 2022 at 1 million tonnes for wheat and meslin and at 300,000 tonnes for wheat flour or wheat-rye flour.

Earlier, the Agriculture Ministry increased the forecast for grain exports to about 7-7.3 million tonnes for the 2021-2022 agricultural marketing year.