Kazakhstan intends to increase wheat exports to Georgia to 440 thousand tons
The republic is ready to restore the volume of wheat supplies to Georgia to the maximum.
Kazakhstan is interested in increasing the supply of wheat to Georgia to a level that was recorded 7-8 years ago. This was stated by the Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, Saparkhan Omarov, during a meeting in the capital with the chairman of the Committee on Agrarian Issues of the Georgian Parliament, Otar Danelia, reports the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
“In 2012, the export of Kazakh wheat and flour in grain equivalent to Georgia was 440 thousand tons, whereas in 2018 it was only 80 thousand tons. In 2018/19 MY, 56 thousand tons of wheat were exported to Georgia, of which 40 thousand tons were shipped to Food Contract Corporation JSC, - the report says.
Also during the meeting it was noted that Kazakhstan is ready to supply agricultural products not only to Georgia, but also to use Georgian ports for export to third countries. The Georgian side expressed its willingness to facilitate the transit of goods from third countries to Kazakhstan, and from Kazakhstan to other countries of the world.
The report reminds that the day before, Georgia’s interest in increasing grain purchases from Kazakhstan was announced by the head of the Georgian Grain Importers Association Levan Silagava. At the same time, he clarified that currently we can talk about the supply of up to 200 thousand tons of grain products annually.