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 amounted to 625,2 thousand Tonnen (in initial weight). This is 62% higher than last year, the National Statistics Committee of the Republic of Korea reported.

According to statistics, the increase in the gross wheat harvest is due solely to an increase in yield (by 15,5 quintals per Hektar in 2021 to 26,8 hundredweight 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 produce about 195 thousand tons this year Wheat to import. According to him, the country has secured its demand 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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