Kazakhstan’s agricultural gross value increases to 6.8 trillion tenge

Kazakhstan’s gross agricultural output amounted to 6.8 trillion tenge in the first nine months of 2022. It increased by almost seven percent, the country’s Minister of Agriculture announced at the Government’s meeting. According to Yerbol Karashukeyev, such indicators are the result of the growth of livestock production, and to a large extent, crop production. To date, the harvesting of grain crops is at the final stage, while in five regions of the country it is totally completed.

“According to recent reports of regional governors’ offices, as of October 10, 15.9 million hectares of grain have been harvested and 21.6 million tonnes of grain in bunker weight have been ground at an average yield of 13.5 centners per hectare. In animal husbandry, there was an increase in meat production in live weight by 0.7 percent, cow's milk by 1.8 percent, and chicken eggs by 5.3 percent. As for the regions, the growth rates of the volume index of gross agricultural output higher than the national level were observed in four regions of the country. These are the Kostanai, Akmola, Mangystau, and North Kazakhstan regions. Food production increased by 3.7 percent over the mentioned period and amounted to 2.1 trillion tenge,” Karashukeyev said.

The agricultural sector remains attractive to investors. Thus, from January to September, fixed investment increased by 7.5 percent, amounting to about 599 billion tenge.