Kazakhstan to impose the quotas for wheat and flour exports




In April 2020, Kazakhstan will impose the quotas for export shipments of wheat and wheat flour. The reporting decision was made during the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kazakhstan, on March 30.

According to preliminary information, the quota volumes in April will total 200 thsd tonnes of wheat, and 70 thsd tonnes of wheat flour.

The authorities will fix the volumes by the corresponding memoranda, which the Ministry of Agriculture will sign in the coming days with the Grain Union of Kazakhstan, the Union of Grain Processors and Bakers, NC Food Contract Corporation JSC, local administrations of oblasts, etc.

As a reminder, to date the authorities do not limit the volumes of wheat exports from Kazakhstan. At the same time, since March 22 the country completely banned the foreign shipments of wheat flour.

For the first 8 months (July-February) of 2019/20 MY, Kazakhstan already exported 2.8 mln tonnes of wheat and 988 thsd tonnes of wheat flour.