First batch of wheat bran was exported to China
Kazakhstan exports its goods to more than 100 countries, including China. Kazakhstan intends to supply goods to China by rail. The first batch of wheat bran weighing 60,000 tons was exported to China. The contract was signed in Beijing by the deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Agriculture Askar Myrzakhmetov and the chairman of China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine Zhi Shuping. The first supplier will be a joint Kazakh-Chinese processing enterprise, established in the economic zone Khorgos - Eastern Gate. China is also interested in purchasing Kazakhstani agricultural feedstuffs. Then, Kazakh manufacturers will be able to replace suppliers from North America in the Chinese market.
MARAT DAULETKALIEV, CO-FOUNDER, KAZAKH-CHINESE ENTERPRISE
- We will have large-scale work. The first batch gives benefits to entrepreneurs working in China. This is a quite good start.
GULMIRA ISSAYEVA, KAZAKH VICE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE
- Two delivery companies have been already included in the list. We are aimed to expand this list to six companies. There is a huge work to do. Further, the plant will be expanded, capacity will be increased. Accordingly, even more Kazakh companies will be able to export wheat bran to China.
High-quality Kazakh flour has won the world markets as well. It is in demand not only in China, but also in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Turkey and Tajikistan. Akmola region is increasing exports capacities. Last year alone, the regional mill complexes produced more than 400,000 tons of flour, 175,000 of which were exported. One flour mill produces 150 tons of flour per day. Almost everything is sold to foreign countries. 4,000 tons of products have been sent to Afghanistan since the beginning of this year.
BALAPAN AUBAKIROV, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FLOUR-GRINDING ENTERPRISE
- Flour export made up more than 500,000 tons at the beginning of 2017. We export to Afghanistan, Turkey, the near abroad - Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Iran. We are also working with Russia. We produce flour, cereals, and legumes. There are plenty of raw materials. The mill is working smoothly. Production supply is 100%.