Kazakhstan harvested 15.5 mln tonnes of grain so far

Kazakhstan expects to harvest nearly 17 mln tonnes of grain, measured in bunker weight, Akulbek Kurishbaev, the Minister of Agriculture, said on September 22.

As of September 22, Kazakhstan had harvested grain and legumes throughout 14.4 mln ha, or 92% of planned area, he said. Further, grain crops in the country totaled 15.5 mln tonnes.

Nearly 92% of grain at elevators corresponds with 1-, 2-, and 3-grade grains. This will make Kazakh grain popular on the world market, compared to the smaller share of Russian and Ukrainian quality grains, the Minister said.