In April, grain stocks in Kazakhstan decrease

22.05.2020

 

As of April 1

As of May 1

In private farms as of May1

Change, +/-

Kazakhstan

 7 777 018

 6 943 067

 1 085 359

-833951

Akmola

 2 549 409

 2 186 993

  231 580

-362416

Aktobe

  164 537

  143 496

  30 200

-21041

Almaty region

  128 226

  96 584

  4 308

-31642

Atyrau

   21

   234

213

West Kazakhstan

  86 711

  63 721

  8 323

-22990

Zhambyl

  35 487

  20 559

  12 777

-14928

Karaganda

  425 553

  350 774

  94 168

-74779

Kostanai

 1 460 362

 1 312 491

  332 061

-147871

Kyzylorda

  192 169

  176 355

  47 721

-15814

Mangystau

   471

   409

-62

Pavlodar

  358 350

  317 612

  63 868

-40738

North Kazakhstan

 1 881 448

 1 640 736

  184 876

-240712

Turkestan

  34 192

  31 681

  1 988

-2511

East Kazakhstan

  376 102

  479 374

  72 664

103272

Nur-Sultan

  27 950

  27 183

-767

Almaty

  2 186

   947

-1239

Shymkent

  53 844

  93 919

   825

40075

In April, grain in Kazakhstan declined much less than in March and over the same period of time in previous years for well-known reasons. In the context of individual regions, grain stocks did not decrease everywhere. East Kazakhstan region stands apart. Here, the amount of grain increased by 103,272 tonnes from 376,102 to 479,374 tonnes, or 27.5%. Since grain is not collected in Kazakhstan during this period, it is most likely of imported origin and most likely from neighbouring Altai Area of Russia. It is more difficult to assume that it is from other Kazakhstani regions. But be that as it may, this significant increase has reduced the overall decline in Kazakhstan stocks. In addition to this region, grain reserves for April were replenished in the city of national subordination to Shymkent by 40,075 tonnes from 53,844 to 93,919 tonnes and in Atyrau region by 213 tonnes from 21 to 234 tonnes.

In March, grain reserves in the regions continued to melt, now in some of them in more voluminous forms than in February. In March, the North Kazakhstan region transferred the leadership of the main grain donor for providing grain to Akmola region. From here, almost 400 thousand tonnes of grain went over the period. In addition to the areas of the grain belt, where the main expenses of grain and more than three-quarters of its reserves are concentrated, a decrease in grain of more than 50 thousand tonnes took place in four regions. In the rest, grain costs are less than this level. In three regions, a decrease from 20 thousand tonnes, and in three more, namely Turkestan region and the cities of Nur-Sultan and Shymkent from 10 thousand tonnes.

On January 1, 11,773,356 tonnes of grain were recorded in Kazakhstan, volumes decreased in December by 1,398,783 tonnes or 10.6%. By February 1, grain in the republic became 10,255,843 tonnes and its volume decreased by 1,517,513 tonnes or 12.9%. As of March 1, the amount of grain in Kazakhstan decreased to 9,168,971 tonnes, by 1,086,872 tonnes or 10.6%. As of April 1, Kazakhstan accounted for 7,777,018 tonnes of grain with a decrease in March by 1,391,953 tonnes or 15.2%. By May 1, the volume of available grain decreased to 6,943,067 tonnes, by 833,951 tonnes or 10.7%.

In March, in addition to the northern grain regions, grain became less than 30 thousand tonnes in three regions. This is Karaganda region by 74,779 tonnes from 425,553 to 350,774 tonnes, Pavlodar region by 40,738 tonnes from 358,350 to 317,612 tonnes and Almaty region by 31,642 tonnes from 128,226 to 96,584 tonnes.

In the grain belt of Kazakhstan in April, the grain decreased in different relative and absolute proportions. Like last month, the most grain was left from Akmola region by 362,416 tonnes from 2,549,409 tonnes on April 1 to 2,186,993 tonnes on May 1, or 14.2%, 240,712 tonnes were exported and used up from 1,881,448 to 1,640,736 tonnes or 12.8%, and from Kostanay region by 147,871 tonnes from 1,460,362 to 1,312,491 tonnes, or 10.1%. In Akmola region, the share of national grain decreased by 31.5%, in Kostanai region it increased by 18.9%, and in North Kazakhstan region it fell by 23.6%.

In total, in three regions of the grain belt, grain stocks decreased by 750,999 tonnes from 5891219 to 5140220 tonnes, or 12.4%. The share of grain in these areas was 74%. As of May 1, 184876 tonnes of grain were stored in farms and farms in the North Kazakhstan region. In the Kostanay region, 332061 tonnes and in the Akmola region 231580 tonnes.

In three regions of the grain belt of Kazakhstan, grain costs for March differ markedly in volume. This time, Akmola region became the main grain donor of grain to the domestic market and for export. From here, 395,337 tonnes of grain were consumed during the period, and stocks decreased from 2,944,746 tonnes on March 1 to 2,549,409 tonnes on April 1, or 13.4%. 305,073 tonnes were spent in the North Kazakhstan Region from 2,186,521 to 1,881,448 tonnes, or 14%. From Kostanay region 240,227 tonnes went down from 1,700,589 to 1,460,362 tonnes, or by 14.1%. In Akmola region, the share of national grain rose to 32.8%, in Kostanay increased 18.8%, and in the North Kazakhstan region rose to 24.2%.

In total, in three regions of the grain belt, grain stocks decreased by 940,637 tonnes from 6,831,856 to 5,891,219 tonnes, or 13.8%. The share of grain in these areas amounted to 75.8%. As of April 1, 209,421 tonnes of grain were stored in farms and farms in North Kazakhstan region. In Kostanay region, 378,334 tonnes and in the Akmola region, 263,072 tonnes.

By Sergey Bukatov for Kazakh Zerno.