By the end of 2016 Kazakhstan plans to export 30 KMT of soybean to China. This became possible due to the Protocol on phytosanitary requirements in terms of soybean supplies which was signed on September 2, in the framework of Kazakhstan’s visit to G20 in Hangzhou.
Presently, export geography of Kazakh soybean consists of 5 countries. 65% of total soybean exports are supplied to Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. Opening of the new market of China can be a good incentive for Kazakh farmers to increase soybean area.
So far, in 2016/2017 soybean area remained unchanged compared to the previous season. Soybean crop is gathered from the area of 107 thousand ha. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)