The wheat harvest in Kyrgyzstan is 62 percent higher than last year, but you still have to import grain

According to preliminary data for the end of November, the wheat harvest in Kyrgyzstan in 2022 was 625,2 thousand tons (in initial weight). This is 62% up from the previous year, the Republic of Korea's National Statistics Committee reported.

According to statistics, the increase in gross wheat harvest is solely due to an increase in yield (from 15,5 quintals per hectare in 2021 to 26,8 quintals per hectare in 2022).

The crop area below Wheat in Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand, decreased by 7% to 233,05 thousand hectares.

As the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic Askarbek Janybekov said, Kyrgyzstan will be forced to import about 195 thousand tons of wheat this year. According to him, the country has secured its need for wheat by 70-75%.

Domestic wheat consumption in Kyrgyzstan is estimated at 869 thousand tons (taking into account the influx of migrants from the Russian Federation).

The main suppliers of wheat in Kyrgyzstan are traditionally Kazakhstan and Russia - they account for more than 90% of all deliveries.

Source: APKinform (Ukraine)

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