Kazakhstan: to export wheat to Iran

Astana / KZ. (ami) According to official sources, Kazakhstan will export nearly 1,5 million tonnes of wheat of the harvest 2009 to Iran within bounds of the new concluded contract between the countries. At the same time, in 2009 the export supplies of grains from Kazakhstan to markets of the Central Asia and Afghanistan will total 2,0 to 2,5 million tonnes. The country is expected to harvest 17,0 to 17,3 million tonnes of grains in net conversion, in the current MY. Wheat flour exports will total seven million tonnes. As a reminder, previously this year, the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan made public own estimations of grain exports at the level of eight million tonnes as opposed to six million tonnes in the previous season. Beginning from 1999, Kazakhstan exported nearly 2,2 million tonnes of wheat to Iran (source: agrimarket.info).