Kazakhstan: Grain and Feed Update

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   KZ2022-0017

FAS-Nur-Sultan forecasts no significant change to wheat planted area for MY2022/23. Producers in Kazakhstan's three main wheat producing regions reported no adverse weather events and precipitation has been generally more than last year, especially through June, although July precipitation in some areas has come in slightly lower. Kazakhstan has extended wheat and wheat flour export restrictions until September 30, 2022. Noting robust demand for wheat flour, the government increased export quotas to meet higher domestic and export demand. After nearly five months of a Russian wheat export ban to the Eurasian Economic Union, Russian wheat was reportedly again flowing into Kazakhstan beginning in early July, forcing domestic wheat prices lower. Wheat and wheat flour exports to Iran increased three-fold to more than 622,706 metric tons (MT) from September 2021 to May 2022, compared to the same period in 2020-2021, mostly due to a reduced production outlook in Iran.

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