. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kazakh Grain Exports

MOSCOW ) -- Kazakhstan's grain harvest will greatly exceed domestic needs, and large exports from the Central Asian country are expected, a senior government official said Thursday.

Itar-Tass quoted Deputy Prime Minister Zhanybek Karibzhanov as saying the country will harvest 13 million metric tons of grain this year. He said former Soviet republics in the Caucasus region already have placed orders for grain.

, and more purchases were expected by Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and China.